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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 …

Car, Semi Truck Collide in Harlowtown, MT

Traffic on Highway 191 in Harlowtown, MT, was backed up for nearly an hour after a passenger vehicle and a semi truck collided on Wednesday, Feb. 29. According to KTVQ.com, witnesses say the two vehicles hit head-on and one person was taken from the scene by ambulance. The accident occurred on 191 just north of …

Semi Tanker Passenger Killed in Crash in Fergus County, Montana

A woman riding in a semi tanker died when the tanker overturned on U.S. Highway 87 near Lewiston, Montana, in the early morning hours of Saturday, Feb. 18. According to the Aberdeen News, the driver of the semi swerved to avoid a deer, causing the tanker full of fuel to overturn. The tanker broke free …

Tractor-Trailer Accident Leaves Man Seriously Injured in Montana

A pickup truck attempting a U-turn onto Highway 200 near Johnsrud Park, Montana was broadsided by a tractor-trailer on Sunday, Feb. 12, seriously injuring the driver of the passenger vehicle. According to Missoulian.com, the driver of the pickup had to be rescued from his vehicle by emergency crews. A third vehicle, which had been parked …

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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