A recent crash between two semi-trucks in Murfreesboro, Tennessee demonstrates how cargo can be just as dangerous and deadly as the truck itself in an accident.
Morgan settled a civil lawsuit for an undisclosed amount against both the truck driver and Walmart, the company the truck driver was working for.
Although semis account for just eight percent of all highway miles driven by vehicles, they were responsible for 30 percent of all deadly construction zone accidents in 2014, according to an NTSB report.
Just when you think it doesn’t get much more dangerous than a trucker texting and driving behind the wheel, an Idaho truck driver has been ordered off the road after an investigation revealed he was high on meth, driving distracted, and in violation of the federal hours-of-service rules at the time of a fatal accident.
A catastrophic crash involving a bus and a commercial truck in Russia has killed 11 people, including nine children between the ages of 12 and 14.
Driving any commercial vehicle requires skill, training, and experience. This is especially true for semi-truck drivers, who operate massive trucks that can weigh up to 80,000 pounds
Truck Accident Attorneys of 1800 Truck Wreck are reporting on the government’s recent push to change the requirements for new commercial truck drivers who want to obtain a license, and what effect it will have on lowering the number of truck crashes.
Recently, the FMCSA closed its period for public comments regarding a proposal that would make it mandatory for all commercial drivers to be tested for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which has been identified as one of major causes of truck accidents.
In Texas, semi-trucks can be no longer than 59 feet, including the trailer. In many motorists’ minds, this is plenty long enough. As a state with some of the heaviest truck traffic in the country, Texas highways are already dominated by huge 18-wheelers.
The last few years have been record-setting years for vehicle recalls. Most notably, the Takata airbag recall has affected over 100 million vehicles.