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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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California Trucking Group Opposes State Law Mandating Breaks

A representative for the California Trucking Association responded with concern to a court ruling that will require trucking companies in the state to give truck drivers a 30-minute meal period within the first five hours of driving. Michael Shaw, CTA … Continue reading

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Three Injured in Crash with Tractor Trailer near Pinole, CA

Three people, including a child, who were riding in an SUV were injured when their vehicle collided with a tractor trailer near Pinole, Cal., on Tuesday, April 10. According to FindMyAccident.com, the tractor trailer was traveling east on Interstate 80 … Continue reading

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SUV, Semi Collide Head-On near Lodi, CA

The driver of a sport utility vehicle was killed near Lodi, Calif., on Wednesday, April 4, when the vehicle collided head-on with a tractor trailer. According to Fox40.com, police believe the SUV crossed the center line of Highway 12 in … Continue reading

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Semi Triggers Multiple-Vehicle Crash in Bakersfield, CA

A tractor trailer traveling at unsafe speeds is being blamed as the cause of a multiple-vehicle crash on Highway 99 in Bakersfield, Calif., on Sunday, March 25. According to TurnTo23.com, the tractor trailer collided with a passenger vehicle and then … Continue reading

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Officer Injured in Tractor Trailer Crash near San Diego

A collision involving a semi truck and a San Diego police department van left an officer with minor injuries on Wednesday, March 14. According to SanDiego6.com, the police officer’s van clipped the back of the truck and rolled over several … Continue reading

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Man Killed in Tractor Trailer Crash in Imperial Valley, CA

The California Highway Patrol is investigating an accident that left one man dead in Imperial Valley, Cal., on Friday, March 9. According to MyDesert.com, the man’s pickup truck was rear-ended by a semi tractor trailer on State Route 86 near … Continue reading

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Woman Killed in Tractor Trailer Crash in Bakersfield, CA

One woman was killed and two others were injured when a tractor trailer drove through a stop sign and struck a passenger vehicle in Bakersfield, Cal, on Thursday, March 8, according to TehachapiNews.com. According to the report, the tractor trailer … Continue reading

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Tractor Trailer Accident Injures Woman in Petaluma, CA

A tractor trailer backing out of a commercial driveway struck a passenger vehicle in Petaluma, Cal., on Wednesday, March 7, injuring a woman riding in the car. According to Patch.com, the tractor trailer was backing onto Industrial Avenue out of … Continue reading

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Amtrak Train Slams into Tractor Trailer in Tulare County, CA

Two passengers on an Amtrak train reported minor injuries after the train they were riding slammed into a tractor trailer in Alpaugh, Calif., on Wednesday, March 7. According to VisaliaTimesDelta.com, the train and truck collided at the Highway 43 and … Continue reading

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