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NTSB Calls for More Truck Collision Avoidance Technology

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has completed their mid-point progress report of the "Most Wanted List." That list emphasizes items that the agency believes will have the biggest impact on reducing lives lost in transit, including collision avoidance technology and data recorders for trucks. The now two-year wish list, [...]

By |2018-07-12T13:23:31-08:00November 16th, 2017|Truck News|

Belton Truck Crash Kills Another in String of Fatal Texas Crashes

Recent weeks have seen a rash of commercial truck accidents across the state of Texas—with several accidents leading to fatalities—renewing the call for discussion over how to improve the safety of semi-trucks and other commercial vehicles on the road. Driver Struck by Dump Truck in Belton November 15, 2017 Sixty-year-old [...]

By |2018-07-12T13:33:07-08:00November 16th, 2017|Truck News|

FedEx Crash Settlement Announced Just Before Trial Begins

A settlement in the lawsuits following a tragic FedEx truck crash was reached as jury selection began for trial. The FedEx truck crash killed 10 people and injured 36 in Orland, California. Although FedEx claimed it was not responsible for the crash due to the driver suffering an unforeseeable medical [...]

By |2018-07-12T13:55:27-08:00November 8th, 2017|Truck News|

Truck Driver Charged in Fatal Fredericksburg Truck Crash

The families of two people killed in Fredericksburg, Virginia, by a semi-truck are grappling with grief and confusion as investigators determine what motive could have led the truck driver to maneuver into stopped traffic, killing two and injuring two more. It is one of several truck accidents around the state [...]

By |2018-07-12T14:18:13-08:00November 7th, 2017|Truck News|

Truck Driver Gets Life Sentence in 2011 Naples Truck Crash

A Frostproof, Florida man received a life sentence plus 15 years, after a jury in Wauchula determined that the man, who worked as a truck driver, was impaired by drugs when he struck a Toyota Corolla and killed the two women inside in 2011. The sentence has been hailed as [...]

By |2018-07-12T14:29:50-08:00October 31st, 2017|Truck News|

Big-Rig Driver in Fatal Palm Springs Bus Crash Arrested

The big-rig driver who allegedly caused a deadly bus crash in Palm Springs has been arrested for his role in the accident. Thirteen people died, and another 29 were injured in the October 23, 2016 crash. Bruce Guilford faces charges including vehicular manslaughter, felony reckless driving, and reckless driving. The [...]

By |2018-01-04T11:33:46-08:00October 19th, 2017|Bus News, Truck News|

Cyclist Struck by Driver with Suspended License in Williamsburg

Investigations are ongoing into a Williamsburg truck crash that saw a dump truck driver with a suspended license illegally travel down a street before striking a cyclist. The cyclist sustained critical injuries, but survived. Truck accidents involving cyclists and pedestrians have been sadly common in both New York and New [...]

By |2018-07-13T11:14:34-08:00October 11th, 2017|Truck News|

NHTSA Data Shows Notable Increase in 2016 Truck Accident Fatalities

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) recently released 2016 fatal traffic crash data has confirmed the concerns of truck safety advocates around the country, with the statistics revealing a troubling rise in fatal accidents involving large trucks. The overview indicates a 5.4 percent increase in overall fatalities involving tractor-trailers [...]

By |2018-07-13T11:21:06-08:00October 10th, 2017|Truck News|

Two People Dead in Joliet Truck Crash

Two people died following a truck crash in Joliet that involved three semi trucks. The accident happened on Tuesday, September 26, on a stretch of Interstate 80 near Chicago, Illinois. It was one of three big rig crashes in Illinois in recent weeks, highlighting the dangers to other motorists who [...]

By |2018-07-13T11:26:17-08:00September 28th, 2017|Truck News|

Illinois Tollway Hit and Run Claims Worker’s Life

A Monee man working on the Illinois Tollway died after being struck by a semi-truck which then fled the scene. The following day a 6-year-old child was also hit by a semi in Walnut. The separate tractor-trailer incidents were only two of a handful of semi-truck accidents around the state [...]

By |2018-07-13T11:34:05-08:00September 22nd, 2017|Truck News|