Monthly Archives: February 2015

FMCSA Shuts Down Colorado Trucking Company

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration takes recently forced Aurora, Colorado-based trucking company, Sorbon Transport, to shut down after deeming it an imminent hazard to public safety. According to the department, a recent federal investigation revealed major safety and maintenance violations … Continue reading

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Big Rig Driver Cited In Fiery Interstate Wreck In Florida

According to a report WFTS-TV, a semi recently crashed into a barrier in Clearwater, Florida which caused a massive fire and then an explosion. The accident backed up traffic for hours. Cleanup took four hours. Luckily, the driver of the … Continue reading

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Four Children Injured After Commercial Truck Rams Into School Bus

Some students in western Pennsylvania got quite the scare on their way home from school recently after a coal truck slammed into the rear of their school bus. Fifteen students were on the bus. Four of them received minor injuries. … Continue reading

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NTSB Wants Bigger Emphasis Put On Truck Maintenance

Accidents involving tractor trailers happen much too often. In fact, for every 100 million miles driven on U.S. highways, there are 2.3 deaths and 60.5 injuries caused by semis. Sadly, about 98 percent of all big rig accidents result in … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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New Study Shows Americans Adamantly Oppose Bigger Trucks On The Road

As major trucking companies across the country continue to pressure lawmakers on Capitol Hill to allow longer and heavier semitrailers on America’s highways, a newly-released poll found that three out of four Americans are totally against it. The Coalition Against … Continue reading

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FMCSA Finalizing New Rules To Target Bad Commercial Drivers, Fleets

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently released a detailed study involving large trucks and buses. The latest data revealed that in 2012, there were 30,800 fatal crashes on the nation’s roadways. Of that number, 12 percent (3,702) involved … Continue reading

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Federal Regulations in Place To Prevent Tragedies Similar to Metro-North

Federal investigators are currently investigating the deadliest accident in the 32-year history of the Metro-North system, which carries about 285,000 passengers a day along NYC’s northern suburbs. According to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, last week an SUV stopped on the … Continue reading

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Truck Accident Attorneys Roundtable Winter Meeting Includes Discussions You’re Never Supposed to Have with Friends

The founding members of the Truck Accident Attorneys Roundtable met in my Swanton, Ohio “trial bunker” to roundtable cases. Joe Fried, Steve Gursten and I discussed cutting edge legal strategies in trucking cases as we compared notes and shared lessons that we … Continue reading

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