fbpx

Truck Accidents News: Home Page

Select a Category

Truck Driver Shortage and High Turnover Rate Could Spell Trouble for Those Who Share the Road

The first quarter of 2017 showed truck driver turnover for large carriers (revenues more than $300 million) at a rate of 74 percent. While most businesses would blush at such a high number—even the notoriously transient restaurant/hospitality industry only averaged 72.9 percent in 2016—the trucking industry has actually experiencing a LOW volume of turnover over …

Four Bus Companies Shutdown Following Multi-State Strike Force Investigation

Following a four-month, multi-state investigation, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently announced that it has revoked the operating authority registration of four commercial bus companies for “willfully failing to comply with federal safety regulations.” Specifically, each of the four passenger carriers was found to have intentionally provided a misleading …

Public Input Sought on how Sleep Apnea Impacts Commercial Drivers

It is estimated that 22 million men and women could be suffering from undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a respiratory disorder characterized by a reduction or cessation of breathing during sleep. That’s why the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently announced that it’s seeking public input during the next 90 days on the impacts …

FMCSA: California Truck Driver Tests Positive for Meth, Ordered to Stop Driving

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared California-licensed truck driver Edward Herbert Crane to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce. Crane was served the federal order on February 9, 2016. In May 2015, an …

FMCSA: Minnesota Truck Driver Falsified Documents, Declared an Imminent Hazard

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has declared Minnesota-licensed truck driver John Ray Carpenter to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle in interstate or intrastate commerce. According to the FMCSA, an investigation revealed that Carpenter, a commercial driver’s license …

Georgia Trucker Falsifies Medical Records, Ordered to Stop Driving after Wreck

A Georgia trucker driver has been ordered to shut down after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration declared him to be an imminent hazard to public safety. The driver has been identified as Matthew Jason Boozer. Authorities have demanded that he not operate any commercial vehicle in interstate commerce. According to an FMCSA, an investigation …

Two Tractor Trailers Plunge From Interstate, Create Chaos Down Below

A crash involving two 18 wheelers on a highly traveled Georgia highway turned into a traffic nightmare for Atlanta drivers —and one they’d probably like to quickly forget. Cleanup reportedly took well more than 24 hours, and as you might imagine it created a big mess down below. Several media outlets say the accident involved …

Tractor Trailer Bill Attracts the Attention of Georgia Department of Transportation

A federal bill to make tractor trailers safer has caught the attention of the Georgia Department of Transportation. This piece of legislation comes after five nursing students were killed and three others seriously injured in April when an 18 wheeler failed to stop, plowing into traffic that had stopped on I-16 in Georgia. A few …

Feds Delay Speed Limiter Rule For Heavy Trucks

We all know that speed kills. Yet in many crashes nationwide, speed is often a contributing factor. Despite this, some big rigs use it as a competitive advantage. Is this risky? You bet. However, for some truckers paid by the mile or load, driving super fast is viewed as a necessity. The faster they get …

UPS To Make Its Trucks Safer, Plans To Implement Collision Mitigation Technology

UPS, which operates one of the nation’s largest commercial trucking fleets, is on a mission to make the highways safer. According to the company, it plans to make collision mitigation technology standard equipment on every new Class 8 tractor the company orders. Each of the more than 2,600 new Class 8 tractors that UPS takes …

Kentucky Driver Ordered Not to Drive

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Kentucky-licensed truck driver Benjamin Scott Brewer to be an imminent hazard to public safety. As a result, Brewer has been ordered him to not operate any commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce following his involvement in a nine-vehicle, six fatality crash that …

Feds Shut Down Bus Company For Alleged Unsafe Vehicles

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently ordered a Utah-based bus company to cease all operations after repeatedly operating unsafe vehicles and for failing to comply with a 2014 federal consent order, FMCSA officials stated. FMCSA officials stated that Deseret had undergone a compliance review by investigators in late 2013 …

Avvo Rating - 10
Super Lawyers
Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating
Thomson West Author
National Board of Trial Advocacy
As seen on CNBC
As seen on CBS
As seen on ABC