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California Trucker Forced to Shut Down after Repeated DUI Violations

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared California-licensed truck driver Yakov Zaverukha to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce. Zaverukha, a commercial driver’s license (CDL) holder, was served the federal order on March 25, …

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 …

Horse trailer legislation

For the third year in a row, the U.S. Senate is considering legislation to make double-decker transport of horses illegal. The Horse Transportation Safety Act of 2013 bans transportation of horses in trailers with two or more levels, according to bill co-sponsor Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ). Co-sponsor Senator Kirk of Illinois (R) states that it …

Thirty-Five People, Mostly Students, Injured after “Dream” Tour of Harvard University

 Destined for our Dream foundation inspires students through life coaching over a 27 week “Dream Academy” that culminates in a tour of one of four college campuses, according to founder Eric Waller-Hill, a former Olympic shot put hopeful. This Saturday, the kickoff tour to Harvard University ended in horror as the charter tour bus slammed …

Daytime Hazmat Hauling Banned in Boston

The City of Boston and hazardous materials industry officials have been squabbling for years over proposed rules that would limit hazmat hauling in the city during daytime hours, when traffic patterns are heaviest. According to a report in Transport Topics, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation stepped in recently and banned the practice. In doing so, …

Tanker Truck, Tractor Trailer Crash in Boxborough, MA

A tanker truck and a tractor trailer were involved in a collision on Route 495 in Boxborough, Mass., on Sunday, March 11, that left fuel and milk spilling onto the freeway. According to the BostonChannel.com, the accident happened after the tanker truck crashed into a guardrail, puncturing its tank and spilling fuel across Route 495. …

Bus Driver Injured in Crash with Semi in Seekonk, MA

An accident involving a tractor trailer and a school bus in Seekonk, Mass., left a bus driver with non-life-threatening injuries on Monday, March 12. According to the Providence Journal, no children were on the bus at the time of the accident, which occurred on eastbound Route 195. The school  bus driver was treated at a …

Tractor Trailer Crash Injures Driver in Freetown, MA

A truck driver was seriously injured when his tractor trailer was involved in a crash with a passenger car on Route 24 in Freetown, MA, on Monday, March 5. According to MyFoxBoston.com, the tractor trailer and car were traveling southbound when they collided, causing the tractor trailer to flip and land on top of the …

Tractor Trailer Collides with Pickup in Worcester, Mass.

A pickup truck traveling on Route 20 in central Massachusetts crashed head on into a tractor trailer on Sunday, Feb. 19, forcing police to reroute traffic for the afternoon. According to Telegram.com, the tractor trailer had just pulled out of parking lot and into the west-bound lane when the east-bound pickup smashed into it. The …

Four Injured in SUV-Oil Truck Accident in Massachusetts

A sport utility vehicle carrying four people collided with an oil tanker on Route 58 in Abington, Mass., on Friday, Feb. 17, according to EnterpriseNews.com. Three of the people in the SUV and the driver of the oil truck were taken to a nearby medical facility and treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Route 58 was closed …

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 …

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