Category Archives: New York

Train Hits 18-Wheeler Lingering Too Long On Tracks

According to WRAL-TV, an Amtrak train hit a tractor-trailer that stalled on railroad tracks in North Carolina, toppling the engine onto its side Monday and sending 55 of the 212 passengers aboard the train to the hospital. This collision was … 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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How will the Tracy Morgan Crash Affect Hours of Service Regulations?

First, I would like to add my condolences to the family of James McNair and my prayers for Tracy Morgan’s recovery. Mainstream media, along with truck industry outlets such trucking blogs, newspapers and radio stations have given us many opinion … Continue reading

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“Highway Hypnosis” blamed for deadly New York Commuter Train Derailment

          The New York Times reported yesterday that the engineer operating the Metro-North Railroad train that derailed this past weekend claimed to have been dazed and zoned out in the moments before the derailment, suffering from “Highway Hypnosis”. “Highway Hypnosis” … 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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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; … Continue reading

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Thirty-Five People, Mostly Students, Injured after “Dream” Tour of Harvard University

 Destined for our Dream foundation inspires students through life coaching over a 27 week “Dream Academy” that culminates in a tour of one of four college campuses, according to founder Eric Waller-Hill, a former Olympic shot put hopeful. This Saturday, … Continue reading

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FMCSA Shuts Down 26 East Coast Bus Operations

Citing violations such as hiring drivers who hadn’t received their commercial driver’s license, and employing drivers who didn’t pass drug and alcohol tests, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently idled 26 bus operations that serviced passengers  on Interstate 95 … Continue reading

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Tractor Trailer Sideswipes Passenger Car in Boonville, NY

A woman was injured when her car was sideswiped by a passing tractor trailer on Route 12 in Boonville, N.Y., on Wednesday, April 25. According to UticaOD.com, the woman was in the southbound lane of Route 12, waiting to make … Continue reading

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