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18-Wheeler Crashes into South Carolina Burger King

According to North Augusta, South Carolina Public Safety Officers, an 18-wheeler crashed into a local Burger King as restaurant employees were preparing to serve breakfast to customers recently. Fortunately, no one was injured during the crash. Authorities say the trucker, Kenneth Sanderson, 68, was traveling on Knox Avenue in North Augusta when he lost control of …

FMCSA Orders Shutdown of South Carolina Trucking Company

FMCSA authorities have ordered the shutdown of yet another trucking company for putting the public’s safety at risk, they claim. The agency made the announcement Thursday. According to transportation officials, Mortise Trucking Company in Darlington, South Carolina is an authorized for-hire motor carrier hauling steel, wood and recycle plastic. The trucking company has been in …

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 …

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, …

Man Killed in Truck Accident near Bowman, SC

A truck driver standing roadside near his rig on Interstate 26 near Bowman, S.C., was killed on Friday, April 27, when he was hit by another tractor trailer. According to The Times and Democrat, the 42-year-old truck driver was standing near the front of his truck in the emergency lane of I-26 in Orangeburg County …

Man Killed when Dune Buggy, Semi Crash in Berkeley County, SC

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating an accident involving a tractor trailer and a dune buggy that left one man dead on Sunday, April 15. According to TheState.com, the dune buggy was traveling on U.S. 17-A when it collided with the 18-wheeler about seven miles north of Moncks Corner. The man who was killed …

Driver Injured in Tractor Trailer Collision in Sumter, SC

The driver of a tractor trailer was seriously injured when his rig collided with another tractor trailer in Sumter, S.C., on Saturday, March 17. According to WLTX.com, the two vehicles collided at Broad Street and Wesmark Boulevard, creating a force that ejected one driver from his truck. He was taken to a nearby medical facility …

Woman Killed in Tractor Trailer Accident in Clarendon County, SC

A passenger car slammed into the back of a tractor trailer in Clarendon County, SC, on Tuesday, March 13, killing a woman who was riding in the car. According to WLTX.com, the tractor trailer and car were traveling southbound on Interstate 95 when the car rear-ended the tractor trailer. The woman in the car died …

Tractor Trailer Collides with Van Near Ware Shoals, SC

A tractor trailer smashed into a van in Laurens County, S.C., on Monday, March 5, according to Fox Carolina.  The two vehicles collided at the intersection of Maddox Bridge Road and U.S. 25, and according to South Carolina Highway Patrol, there were injuries reported. Images from the accident show the 18-wheeler crashed broadside into the …

Gasoline Tanker Crashes, Catches Fire in South Carolina

A tanker truck hauling gasoline crashed into an electric pole in Anderson County, S.C. on the morning of Tuesday, Feb. 7, bringing down electric lines that sparked an enormous fire. The driver of the truck managed to escape his rig with non-fatal injuries, and was later ticketed for driving too fast for conditions, according to …

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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