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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 Trucking Company for Repeat Violations

There are numerous ways to promote improved highway safety, from pushing for safer commercial vehicle equipment to demanding that truck drivers be rested and healthy. Getting high-risk drivers and vehicles off the road is at the top of that list. … Continue reading

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Semi Collides with Passenger Car in East Peoria, IL

A tractor trailer reportedly merged from the left to the center lane on Interstate 74 in East Peoria, Ill., striking a car and injuring its three passengers on Tuesday, April 10. According to PJStar.com, both vehicles were eastbound on I-74 … Continue reading

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Two Injured in Tractor Trailer Crash in Joliet

Two women in a pickup truck were critically injured when their vehicle collided with a tractor trailer on Route 53 in Joliet, Ill., on Tuesday, March 27. According to Patch.com, the accident occurred near the intersection with Schweitzer Road when … Continue reading

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Man Critically Injured in Truck Crash in West Frankfort, IL

A man driving a pickup truck was critically injured when his vehicle collided with a tractor trailer on Interstate 57 in West Frankfort, Ill., on Thursday, March 22. According to the Daily American News, the pickup truck reportedly swerved into … Continue reading

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Woman Critically Injured in Crash with Semi in Chicago

Police continue to investigate an accident involving an SUV and a tractor truck in the Brighton Park neighborhood of Chicago that left one woman in critical condition on Sunday, March 18. According to the Chicago Tribune, the two vehicles collided … Continue reading

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Man Killed in Tractor Trailer Crash near Brownstown, Ill.

The driver of a tractor trailer was killed when his rig crashed into another semi truck on Interstate 70 near Brownstown, Ill., in the early-morning hours of Saturday, March 17. According to the Effingham Daily News, a truck driver had … Continue reading

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Man Killed in Tractor Trailer Collision in Northern Illinois

A man was killed Thursday, March 1, on Interstate 94 near the Illinois-Wisconsin border when the car in which he was riding was hit by two tractor trailers. According to the DailyHerald.com, the vehicle was first hit by a tractor … Continue reading

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Jack-Knifed Semi Causes Fatal Multi-Vehicle Crash in Chicago

Two people were killed on the Dan Ryan Expressway in Chicago on Friday, Feb. 24, after a semi tractor trailer jack-knifed and set off a chain of accidents in its wake. According to the Morris Daily Herald, the accident began … Continue reading

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Man Killed in Tractor Trailer Crash West of Chicago

The driver of a tractor trailer unaware he’d been rear-ended by a passenger vehicle drove about two blocks before realizing a Hyundai was wedged beneath his trailer, according to the Daily Chronicle. The accident occurred on Sunday, Feb. 19, on … Continue reading

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