Category Archives: Minnesota

FMCSA: Minnesota Truck Driver Falsified Documents, Declared an Imminent Hazard

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has declared Minnesota-licensed truck driver John Ray Carpenter to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle in interstate or … Continue reading

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Horse trailer legislation

For the third year in a row, the U.S. Senate is considering legislation to make double-decker transport of horses illegal. The Horse Transportation Safety Act of 2013 bans transportation of horses in trailers with two or more levels, according to … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Motorist Injured in Collision with Semi in Grand Rapids, MN

A woman was injured when her car rammed the side of a tractor trailer on Highway 169 in Grand Rapids, Minn., on Monday, April 23. According to, the woman was driving west on Pear Lake Road and crossed the … Continue reading

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States Add Anti-Indemnification Laws to Protect Truckers

State lawmakers in Minnesota and South Dakota recently passed anti-indemnification legislation that prevents shippers from including contract provisions that make truckers liable for any accident, regardless of who is at fault. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signed the new law earlier … Continue reading

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Man Injured in Tractor Trailer Crash Near Mankato, MN

A tractor trailer struck a passenger car near Mankato, MN, on Wednesday, March 7, sending the driver of the car to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. According to, both vehicles were traveling the junction of Highway 169 and State … Continue reading

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Semi Truck Accident Injures Three Near Alexandria, Minn.

On a snowy day that saw numerous highway crashes across Minnesota, three people were injured after a tractor trailer accident left debris scattered across Interstate 94. According to the Bemidji Pioneer, the semi rolled over and spilled debris onto the … 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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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 … Continue reading

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