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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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Truck Driver Reaction may have Saved Lives in Arizona Bus Crash

The heroics of commercial truck drivers often go unreported, but it appears likely that the quick response of a big-rig operator prevented a bad accident near Phoenix from turning drastically worse. A charter bus carrying 15 passengers collided head-on with … Continue reading

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See the WTOL11 Investigation of At-Fault Truck Accidents in Ohio

Great work by reporter Craig Thomas and the folks at WTOL11 for the investigative report they published Nov. 15 shedding light on at-fault accidents involving commercial vehicles in Ohio. The story – and accompanying video – paints a well-rounded picture … Continue reading

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I-75 Accident Showcases the Dangers of Everyday Truck Traffic

The driver leaned to reach a bottle of water. That’s it. His tractor-trailer veered left, he over-corrected to the right, and seconds later $6 million worth of pyrotechnics equipment was scattered alongside Interstate 75 near Lima, Ohio. That accident, which … Continue reading

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Don’t Sign Accident-Scene Papers That Exonerate Truck Drivers

You feel a jolt as the grill of a tractor-trailer crashes into your rear bumper. You see highway signs whirl passed as your car spins across three lanes. You finally come to a stop after sliding sideways into the grassy … Continue reading

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Summer Heat Takes a Toll on Tractor-Trailer Tires

Having endured one of the hottest summers on record, people throughout the United States don’t need to look far to see the impact the high temperatures have had. Yellow front lawns. Hefty AC bills. Low water levels in lakes and … Continue reading

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FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Probe Leads to Removal of 287 Truck Drivers

I once handled a case against a company that hired a driver to haul gas tankers despite the DOT having pulled the driver off the road for drug use. I also tried a case that involved a company that turned … Continue reading

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Tractor Trailer Crash Leaves One Dead in near Hammond, WI

A 22-year-old woman was killed when her car collided with a tractor trailer on Interstate 94 near Hammond, Wisc., on Tuesday, May 1. According to The Chippewa Herald, both vehicles were traveling west on I-94 when the collision occurred. The … Continue reading

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Cement Truck Crashes with School Bus in Barberton, OH

Investigators are examining why a truck’s brakes failed and whether excessive speed played a factor in a crash involving a cement truck and a school bus on Clark Mill Road in Barberton, OH, on Friday, April 27. According to Fox8.com, … Continue reading

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Tractor Trailer Crash Kills One in Sunset, UT

A 41-year-old woman was killed when her car was involved in an accident with a tractor trailer on Interstate 15 in Sunset, Utah, on Monday, April 23. According to Fox13Now.com, the woman was driving north on I-15 when she lost … Continue reading

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