Category Archives: Pennsylvania

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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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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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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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 Rear-Ends PennDot Truck in Shrewsbury, PA

The driver of a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation truck was injured when his vehicle was rear-ended by a tractor trailer on Interstate 83 in Shrewsbury, PA, on Tuesday, April 24. According to Fox 43, PennDot was performing road maintenance in … Continue reading

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Dump Truck, Tractor Trailer Collide near Morgantown, PA

Nearly seven miles of Interstate 176 were closed on Thursday, April 5, after a dump truck hauling coal collided with a tractor trailer in Berks County, PA. According to The Mercury, the tractor trailer rear-ended the dump truck, causing it … Continue reading

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Tractor Trailer Smashes into SUV in Cranberry Twp., PA

The driver of an SUV suffered minor injuries when a tractor trailer slammed into the back of his vehicle in Cranberry Twp., PA., on Friday, March 23. According to WPXI.com, the driver of the SUV was traveling on the Pennsylvania … Continue reading

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Tractor Trailer Kills Woman in Fayette County, PA

A woman was killed and two young boys were critically injured when a UPS tractor trailer plowed into them on Route 119 in Fayette County, PA, on Wednesday, March 21. According to WPXI.com, the woman’s vehicle apparently broke down prior … Continue reading

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