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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 …

The OP-1 and MCS-150 forms in truck accident cases

OP-1 is a form motor carriers use to register with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for operating authority. MCS- 150 is form to register for a USDOT number. Many companies will have filled out both forms. If you are an attorney handling a tractor trailer collision case, make sure you send a Freedom …

Driver Injured in Train-Truck Collision in Boyd County, KY

A tractor trailer that was reportedly sitting too close to a railroad crossing was clipped by a passing train in Boyd County, Kent., on Wednesday, May 2. According to WSAZ.com, the crash occurred on U.S. 23 near the entrance to the Calgon Carbon Plant. The collision left the truck driver trapped in his vehicle until …

Tractor Trailer Crushes Man on Loading Dock in Lexington

A man working on a loading dock in Lexington, KY, suffered serious injuries when he was pinned between a tractor trailer and a loading dock wall on Monday, April 9. According to Lex18.com, the truck was backing into a loading dock at a packing supply distribution facility when the man stepped behind the vehicle. The …

Man Killed in Multi-Vehicle Crash near Mount Vernon, KY

One man was killed and several other people were injured in a collision involving three tractor trailers and four passenger cars on Interstate 75 near Mount Vernon, KY, on Sunday, April 1. According to WHIOTV.com, heavy rains contributed to the crash, but no other information detailing how the crash happened was available. One man was …

Jack-Knifed Semi Crashes in Bowling Green, KY

The driver of a tractor trailer reportedly lost control of his vehicle in Bowling Green, KY, on Monday, March 12, igniting a multi-vehicle crash. According to WBKO.com, the truck was traveling south on Nashville Road when it jack-knifed, crossed into the northbound lanes and slammed into three other vehicles. The collision knocked two of the …

Motorcyclist Killed in Truck Accident in Louisville

A man riding his motorcycle on Interstate 65 in Louisville, KY, on Tuesday, March 6, was killed when his bike collided with a tractor trailer and another passenger truck. According to WLKY.com, the passenger truck merged and pinned the motorcycle against the side of the tractor trailer. The crash threw the man from his motorcycle, …

Tanker Truck Crashes with Van in Grayson, KY

The driver of a van was hospitalized after his vehicle crashed with a tanker truck on Interstate 64 in Grayson, KY, on Friday, March 2. According to WSAZ.com, both vehicles attempted to merge into the left lane of I-64 simultaneously when the tanker truck struck the van from behind. The van was forced into the …

Man Killed in Accident with Tractor-Trailer in Kentucky

A man driving a pickup truck was killed and his wife injured when their vehicle struck the back of a tractor-trailer traveling south on Interstate 75 in Kentucky on the evening of Monday, Feb. 13. According to WBIR.com, the driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured in the crash, and no traffic citations were issued. …

I-64 Bridge Closed During Repair Due to Structural Cracks

The Sherman Minton Bridge has been closed since September after the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) determined that the bridge contained structural cracks that threaten public safety. An FHWA memo states that cracks in welded areas of the bridge were first detected 30 years ago or more and should have triggered earlier action. Fortunately, these structural …

NTSB: Ban All Cell Phone Use While Driving

Truck drivers who’ve felt singled out by talk of cell phone bans can take heart: It’s not just about trucks anymore. Thanks to a strong correlation between fatality crashes and cell phone usage while driving, on Tuesday the five-person National Transportation Safety Board unanimously recommended a universal ban on talking, texting, and emailing while driving …

NTSB Responds to Kentucky Crash: No Cell Phones for CMV Drivers in All States

Was a Connecticut school bus driver talking on his cell phone just before a fatality crash last year? It’s a timely question, and one that a Connecticut trucking attorney is pressing as he files suit against that bus driver. It’s timely because earlier this month, the National Transportation Safety Board called for all states and …

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