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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 …

Logging Truck Involved in Fatal Crash in Charleston, Maine

A woman driving a passenger car was killed when her car crashed into a logging truck on Route 11 in Charleston, Maine on Monday, March 5. According to the Bangor Daily News, the woman’s vehicle turned sideways on the icy roads, crossed the center line, and slid in front of the oncoming logging truck. The …

Tractor-Trailer, Car Crash in Maine Injures Woman

A tractor-trailer and a passenger vehicle were involved in a crash near Old Town, Maine, on Friday, Feb. 10, according to BangorDailyNews.com. The woman was airlifted to a nearby medical facility after her car collided with a tractor-trailer at an overpass crossing Interstate 95. According to the report, the passenger vehicle had just exited the …

Two Trucks Crash, Knock Out Power in Beddington

Two truck drivers miraculously sustained only minor injuries after their trucks collided while driving in opposite directions on Route 9 in Beddington, Me., on Wednesday, Feb. 1, according to WABI.tv. The highway was closed for hours following the accident, which resulted in a row of utility poles being destroyed, leaving nearly 200 Washington County residents …

Congress Considers Raising Highway Weight Limit on Trucks

Weighing the benefits of larger-load efficiencies against concerns about increased damage to highways, Congress is considering increasing the weight limit of highway-safe trucks by some 17,000 pounds. The Safe and Efficient Transportation Act would increase the maximum weight for commercial trucks from 80,000 pounds to 97,000 pounds, a move that has drawn both praise and scorn. …

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 …

Senate Funding Bill OKs Heavy Trucks on Maine, Vermont Interstates

It’s getting heavier for Maine trucking attorneys and their Vermont trucking attorney peers. On Tuesday, the Senate brought both states closer to permanently allowing 100,000-pound trucks to travel on their interstate highways. A funding bill approved Tuesday by the full Senate included an amendment permitting the heavy trucks on interstates, sponsored by Senators Susan Collins …

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