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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 …

Train Hits 18-Wheeler Lingering Too Long On Tracks

According to WRAL-TV, an Amtrak train hit a tractor-trailer that stalled on railroad tracks in North Carolina, toppling the engine onto its side Monday and sending 55 of the 212 passengers aboard the train to the hospital. This collision was the third serious commuter train crash in less than two months. The Associated Press reported …

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 …

New FMCSA Data includes Lack of Seat Belt Use

Last month, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released safety data from 2011, including the following: One-third of truck occupant fatalities occurred when occupant was not wearing a seatbelt; 64% of large truck fatal crashes occurred on rural roads; of the 530 fatal crashes in work zones in the country, 27% — or 144 …

FMCSA Shuts Down 26 East Coast Bus Operations

Citing violations such as hiring drivers who hadn’t received their commercial driver’s license, and employing drivers who didn’t pass drug and alcohol tests, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently idled 26 bus operations that serviced passengers  on Interstate 95 in the eastern United States. According to TruckingInfo.com, the FMCSA, in its largest crackdown ever, …

Tractor Trailer Spill Injures Two in Bertie County, NC

Two crates flew from a truck on southbound NC-11 in Bertie County, N.C., striking two other vehicles and injuring two motorists on Thursday, April 26. According to WNCT.com, one of the crates hit a passing tractor trailer, forcing that vehicle to veer into a tree. The driver of that truck was pinned inside his vehicle …

Woman Killed in Tractor Trailer Crash in Winston-Salem

The driver of a minivan was killed when a tractor trailer smashed into her vehicle in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Tuesday, March 27. According to MyFox8.com, the woman was turning from Byerly Road onto Reidsville Road when she crossed into the path of a semi traveling northbound on Reidsville. The driver of the truck swerved to …

Dump Truck Spill Causes Two Accidents in New Bern, NC

One passenger car crashed into a median cable and a second vehicle struck a guardrail after both rolled through the sludge lost by a dump truck in New Bern, N.C., on Monday, March 19. According to the Sun Journal, the dump truck was hauling a byproduct of human waste used in making fertilizer when its …

Tractor Trailer Crashes with SUV in Charlotte, NC

A motorist was injured when a tractor trailer hauling mulch overturned in west Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday, March 15. According to WCNC.com, the 18-wheeler flipped and spilled mulch across Billy Graham Parkway after it collided with an SUV at about 3 p.m.  One of the drivers was freed from his vehicle by rescue crews and …

Tractor Trailer Carrying Hogs Crashes in Duplin County, NC

The driver of a tractor trailer may face charges after his rig carrying live hogs ran off of Interstate 40 in Duplin County, North Carolina on Sunday, Feb. 26. According to WNCT.com, the tractor trailer was traveling westbound when it veered off the highway and crashed. The driver was not injured, but some of the hogs …

Tractor Trailer Accident in Surry County, NC Injures Three

A commercial truck crashed through an overpass guardrail and onto the highway below, injuring three people in Surry County, North Carolina on Friday, Feb. 24. According to MyFox8.com, the tractor trailer was traveling on Interstate 74 when it veered off an overpass and onto Highway 601. Two people in a passenger car traveling on 601 …

3 Injured in Tractor Trailer Crash in Gaston County, N.C.

A tractor trailer and a passenger car were involved in a two-vehicle accident in Gaston County, N.C., on the afternoon of Monday, Feb.20, sending all three people in the passenger vehicle to the hospital with injuries. According to the Gaston Gazette, southbound N.C. 16 was closed as a result of the accident, which occurred where …

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