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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 …

California Trucking Group Opposes State Law Mandating Breaks

A representative for the California Trucking Association responded with concern to a court ruling that will require trucking companies in the state to give truck drivers a 30-minute meal period within the first five hours of driving. Michael Shaw, CTA Vice President, External Affairs, told TruckingInfo.com that the ruling by the California Supreme Court will “strait-jacket …

Three Injured in Crash with Tractor Trailer near Pinole, CA

Three people, including a child, who were riding in an SUV were injured when their vehicle collided with a tractor trailer near Pinole, Cal., on Tuesday, April 10. According to FindMyAccident.com, the tractor trailer was traveling east on Interstate 80 in Contra Costa County when it crashed with the SUV. All three injured passengers were …

SUV, Semi Collide Head-On near Lodi, CA

The driver of a sport utility vehicle was killed near Lodi, Calif., on Wednesday, April 4, when the vehicle collided head-on with a tractor trailer. According to Fox40.com, police believe the SUV crossed the center line of Highway 12 in San Joaquin County when it crashed into the oncoming tractor trailer, closing a stretch of …

Semi Triggers Multiple-Vehicle Crash in Bakersfield, CA

A tractor trailer traveling at unsafe speeds is being blamed as the cause of a multiple-vehicle crash on Highway 99 in Bakersfield, Calif., on Sunday, March 25. According to TurnTo23.com, the tractor trailer collided with a passenger vehicle and then a concrete barrier before leaking fuel onto the highway. California Highway Patrol reports that high …

Officer Injured in Tractor Trailer Crash near San Diego

A collision involving a semi truck and a San Diego police department van left an officer with minor injuries on Wednesday, March 14. According to SanDiego6.com, the police officer’s van clipped the back of the truck and rolled over several times while traveling on Interstate 15 near El Cajon Boulevard in the early-morning hours. The …

Man Killed in Tractor Trailer Crash in Imperial Valley, CA

The California Highway Patrol is investigating an accident that left one man dead in Imperial Valley, Cal., on Friday, March 9. According to MyDesert.com, the man’s pickup truck was rear-ended by a semi tractor trailer on State Route 86 near Westmorland. According to the report, the pickup truck had just merged onto the highway from …

Woman Killed in Tractor Trailer Crash in Bakersfield, CA

One woman was killed and two others were injured when a tractor trailer drove through a stop sign and struck a passenger vehicle in Bakersfield, Cal, on Thursday, March 8, according to TehachapiNews.com. According to the report, the tractor trailer was exiting Edison Highway and failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection …

Tractor Trailer Accident Injures Woman in Petaluma, CA

A tractor trailer backing out of a commercial driveway struck a passenger vehicle in Petaluma, Cal., on Wednesday, March 7, injuring a woman riding in the car. According to Patch.com, the tractor trailer was backing onto Industrial Avenue out of business’s driveway when it rammed the passenger side of the car. A woman riding in …

Amtrak Train Slams into Tractor Trailer in Tulare County, CA

Two passengers on an Amtrak train reported minor injuries after the train they were riding slammed into a tractor trailer in Alpaugh, Calif., on Wednesday, March 7. According to VisaliaTimesDelta.com, the train and truck collided at the Highway 43 and Avenue 56 crossing, sending the truck’s entire load of 45,000 pounds of non-toxic, granular potassium …

Tractor Trailer Leaves Scene of Accident in Anaheim

According to the OC Register, the California Highway Patrol said a tractor trailer may have been involved in a multi-vehicle collision on Highway 91 in Anaheim on Tuesday, March 6, before leaving the scene. The Register reports that a passenger vehicle crashed into another vehicle before hitting a wall. The accident left one person with …

Jack-Knifed Tractor Trailer Injures One in Orange County

A tractor trailer jack-knifed and crashed into another vehicle on Interstate 10 in Orange County, Calif., on Thursday, March 1, sending at least one person to the hospital. According to the Beaumont Enterprise, the accident occurred on I-10 between 16th Street and Simmons Drive when the 18-wheeler buckled, rolled through the median, and crossed the …

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