accident

An upward trend in truck-occupant crash deaths

In the years following FMCSA's 2003 publication of the hours of service rule that first included the 14-hour on-duty window, the percentage of truck-occupant crash deaths among all truck-involved fatalities is on an upward trend.

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NTSB investigators blame significant hours violations, false logs and scant FMCSA oversight for deadly 2014 crash

NTSB investigators presented their findings to the full Board, determining that trucker fatigue and logbook falsification contributed to the crash, as well as “inadequacy of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration efforts to address the safety deficiencies of high-risk carriers or prioritize action to halt their operations.”

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Is that you, Bill?

“Break one nine, this here's The Scribe. You got a Care Bear lookin for ya at the 132, he's got a portable barnyard and a baaad attitude, come on.” That's me, in my dreams, being all fluent and cool on the CB. Reality would be more like, “Hey guys, there's a DOT cop back there with a portable scale! Come up!” I'm not cool on the CB. I'm a dork on the CB, because I get all ...

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Driver recovering after going over Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel into bay

A tractor-trailer driver who lost control of his truck while crossing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel and plunged into the water is recovering, according to local news reports.

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UPDATE: WB lane, all EB lanes on I-80 in Penn., following major crash, are open

A closure of a major interstate was the result of an accident in the westbound lanes of I-80 between Lock Haven and Milesburg, Pa., between mile markers 162 and 163 just before lunch Thursday.

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‘Dukes of Hazzard’ moment for car hauler on Chicago’s Bishop Ford Freeway

The open car hauler, running empty, stopped to check for what he thought was a tire blowout when he looked up and noticed his trailer wasn't so empty anymore.

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The regs: Threading the needle through 2014

Part 2 in this Channel 19 year in review highlights the most-read stories from the blog this year having to do with regulations -- and their enforcement. CARB, insurance, CSA, hours...

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Photos posted to Facebook net $1 million crash settlement

Ever posted a photo you took from the driver's seat to Facebook? The plaintiff's bar thanks you.

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Driver slams tree in the road in heavy snow — Could trucker have prevented it?

Truck driver John Doe was caught in a bad blizzard on a dark road in the middle of South Dakota when he suddenly came up on a fallen tree in the road. He couldn't stop in time to miss it. Could he have prevented the accident?

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Tragedy in Nashville after low-speed tip-over

The above looks due west/northwest on Glenrose Avenue in Nashville, Tenn., just up the road from the site of a tragedy a few nights back that, like so many, could have been avoided. I don't know all the circumstances, but a fuel tanker driver heading east on Glenrose toward the Delta Express fueling station on the northeast corner at Glenrose and Thompson Lane apparently took a wrong turn, making a left onto "Old Glenrose." What ...

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