Monthly Archives: January 2012

Tractor-Trailer Crashes into Parked Box Truck in Eastern Pennsylvania

Traffic on westbound Route 78 in Pennsylvania was backed up across the New Jersey state line in the early-morning hours of Tuesday, Jan. 31, after a tractor-trailer and a box truck were involved in a fatal accident, according to LehighValleyLive.com. … Continue reading

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Dump Truck, Train Collide in Minnesota

Sheriff’s department officials in Isanti County, Minnesota, were called when a train struck a privately owned dump truck Monday morning. The driver of the truck, who had stopped at the track crossing before proceeding, was in serious condition at Hennepin … Continue reading

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Truckload Carriers Association Announces Fleet Safety Winners

We applaud the efforts of the Truckload Carriers Association in recognizing trucking companies throughout North America that promote safer highways by maintaining strict safety codes as a standard part of business practice. The TCA recently announced the three finals in … Continue reading

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Semi-Truck Clips Van Carrying Nine People in Texas

NewsChannel10.com reports that a semi-truck driving southbound on I-40 through Amarillo, Texas, hit a passenger van carrying nine people Sunday evening. The incident left the van flipped upside-down, but no major injuries to either the driver of the truck or … Continue reading

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Congress Considers Raising Highway Weight Limit on Trucks

Weighing the benefits of larger-load efficiencies¬†against concerns about increased damage to highways, Congress is considering increasing the weight limit of highway-safe trucks by some 17,000 pounds. The Safe and Efficient Transportation Act would increase the maximum weight for commercial trucks … Continue reading

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Truck Driver Cited After Tractor-Trailer, Train Collide in Maryland

ExploreCarroll.com reports that the driver of a tractor-trailer was ticketed for negligent driving and failing to stop at a railroad crossing after his truck was smashed by a train in suburban Baltimore Monday morning. The back end of Thomas E. … Continue reading

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Massive Pileup Leads to Fatalities in Northern Florida

CNN.com and ABCnews.com report that poor visibility resulting from a nearby brush fire caused a series of fatal car and truck accidents in northern Florida early Sunday. According to the reports, accidents involving multiple passenger cars and at least five … Continue reading

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Semi Truck Accident in Davidsonville, Maryland

WJLA.com reports a tractor-trailer accident that occurred on Tuesday, January 17 after 2:00am near the Anne Arundel County city of Davidsonville, Maryland. According to police, the driver of a car was struck from behind by a tractor-trailer and received critical … Continue reading

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Semi Truck Accident in Perrysburg, Ohio

13ABC.com reports a semi truck accident that occurred on Saturday morning, January 21 in Perrysburg, Ohio. According to police, emergency responders headed to the site of a SUV accident on Interstate 75 by the Alexis overpass. Upon arrival, a semi … Continue reading

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Tractor-Trailer Accident Near Austin, Texas

Fox News reports a tractor-trailer accident that injured 32 people on Tuesday, January 17 around 7:30am in Temple, Texas. According to a trooper from the Texas Department of Public Safety, a school bus fell onto its side after a tractor-trailer … Continue reading

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