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18-Wheeler Crashes Into Wisconsin House, Startles Homeowner From Nap

A Wisconsin man may not have a place to currently call home, but he is definitely lucky to be alive. The man, whose identity has not been released, was recently enjoying a nap inside his house when he was awakened by a loud noise. According to fire officials on scene, a semi crashed into the …

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 …

Tractor Trailer Crash Leaves One Dead in near Hammond, WI

A 22-year-old woman was killed when her car collided with a tractor trailer on Interstate 94 near Hammond, Wisc., on Tuesday, May 1. According to The Chippewa Herald, both vehicles were traveling west on I-94 when the collision occurred. The impact of the crash sent the woman’s car off the highway, where it overturned multiple …

SUV, Truck Collide in Farmington, WI

Two people suffered life-threatening injuries when their vehicles collided at the intersection of County Road T and C in northern La Crosse County, WI, on Monday, April 23. According to News8000.com, the two vehicles involved were an SUV and a work truck. After the crash, the work truck overturned and the SUV skidded into a …

Motorcyclist Killed in Crash with Semi in Iron Ridge, WI

A motorcyclist swerving to avoid another vehicle was killed when his bike collided with a tractor trailer on Highway 67 near Iron Ridge, WI, on Thursday, April 12. According to TMJ4.com, the male cyclist slammed on his brakes and slid into oncoming traffic when the tractor trailer struck him. The Dodge County Sherriff’s Office is …

Semi Involved in Multi-Vehicle Crash near Milwaukee

A collision involving a passenger vehicle and a tractor trailer sparked a six-vehicle fatal crash in Raymond, Wis., on Sunday, March 18. According to The Journal Times, traffic on northbound Interstate 94 south of Milwaukee was slow when the car and tractor trailer collided. The tractor trailer then plowed into another vehicle, setting off a …

Couple Injured as Car Slams Into Turning Semi-Truck in Wisconsin

The driver of a vehicle that crashed into a semi-truck reportedly completing a U-turn on Highway 124 in Wisconsin Friday, Feb. 10, was in serious condition after being flown to a nearby hospital. According to the Chippewa Herald, the driver and passenger of the car were injured when their car slid into the side of …

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 …

Werner Adds Meritor Tire Inflation System (MTIS) Across Fleet

Advances in trucking technology continue to make the roads safer and the jobs easier. Werner Enterprises is adding the Meritor Tire Inflation System (MTIS) to all of its nearly 24,000 trailers. So far, just under 4,000 of Werner’s Wabash National vans have been equipped with this trucking technology from Pressure Systems International. The MTIS, which …

Wisconsin Truck Accidents

Transportation touches the lives of virtually every person each day. Whether traveling to work, school, or to a favorite vacation spot, Wisconsin’s transportation network provides the means to get there, but it can be a crazy world on the roadways and one of the reasons that Wisconsin Motor Transport Association exists. Wisconsin Motor Transport Association …

Map: U.S. States That Ban Cell Phones & Texting While Driving

The Governors Highway Safety Association has compiled a list of which states restrict or forbid cell phone use for talking or texting while driving. A truck accident attorney always welcomes trucking laws like this. No state bans all cell phone use while driving, but the states differ on their rules and on whom they govern …

EOBRs: An Important Tool For Preventing Truck Accidents

EOBRs—electronic onboard recorders—provide for greater safety through accountability by recording data on driver performance, health and behaviors that may help prevent truck accidents. EOBRs may also help truck companies’ bottom line, according to a leading economist. In a speech delivered at the annual conference of the American Trucking Association’s Information Technology & Logistics Council , …

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