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Feds Shut Down Bus Company For Alleged Unsafe Vehicles

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently ordered a Utah-based bus company to cease all operations after repeatedly operating unsafe vehicles and for failing to comply with a 2014 federal consent order, FMCSA officials stated. FMCSA officials stated that Deseret had undergone a compliance review by investigators in late 2013 …

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 …

Truck Overturns While Dodging Debris in Parleys Canyon, UT

The Utah Highway Patrol is investigating a crash that resulted after a truck lost pieces of wood on Interstate 80 in Parleys Canyon, Utah, on Wednesday, May 2. According to The Salt Lake Tribune, a tractor trailer was traveling east on I-80 and swerved to avoid wood that had fallen from another truck. The second …

Tractor Trailer Crash Kills One in Sunset, UT

A 41-year-old woman was killed when her car was involved in an accident with a tractor trailer on Interstate 15 in Sunset, Utah, on Monday, April 23. According to Fox13Now.com, the woman was driving north on I-15 when she lost control of her vehicle, crossed into the southbound lanes, and struck the side of the …

Child Killed in Car Crash with Cement Truck in Utah

A two-year-old child died after the car in which he was riding was struck by a cement truck in West Jordan, Utah, on the afternoon of Monday, Feb. 7. According to ksl.com, the cement truck was traveling north on U-111 when it struck the passenger car, which waited at the intersection of U-111 and Old …

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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