accident

Young trucker hits low bridge, FMCSA issues GPS alert

It is unclear if the young trucker was following GPS directions, but the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued an alert Wednesday, May 31, warning truck drivers to use professional-grade navigation systems that provide route restrictions.

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Small plane crashes into trucker on Ohio highway

Russ Street, who drives for South Shore Transportation of Sandusky, Ohio, said he thought he may have “blown a couple tires,” but instead found the landing gear of a light plane sticking out of the roof of his empty trailer.

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Trucker sentenced to 10 years in prison for 2014 crash that killed five

Francisco Espinal-Quiroz pleaded guilty in November to five counts of reckless homicide and falsifying logbook entries, the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel accident the result of driver error, police say

Police say trucker Joseph Chen had just passed another tractor-trailer on the bridge, and as he came back into the right lane, he drove over the curb and went airborne.

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NTSB blames fatal car-truck crash on tired motorist

NTSB’s report states that a 2013 Hyundai Elantra, occupied by an 18-year-old driver and three passengers ranging in age from 17 to 19, lost control of the vehicle, crossed the median on U.S. Highway 77 and collided with a 2009 Freightliner.

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I-83 open in Pa. following 50-vehicle pileup

A 50-car pileup on I-83 involving at least 10 tractor-trailers shutdown lanes in all directions on I-83 late Monday. The lanes have been reopened, the state has reported.

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Driver crashes truck while driving drunk, changing pants

The VSP report on the crash says Johnson’s truck was traveling 63 mph when “… he stood up from his driver’s seat and was attempting to change his pants in the front cab. Johnson was standing up vertically between the two front cab seats while his truck was in motion."

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High profile California truck crash under federal investigation

Based on tire conditions NTSB said the bus was out-of-compliance with Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance inspection standards.

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I-95 South in N.C. closed for 16-mile section after series of truck-involved accidents

The North Carolina Department of Transportation says I-95 South is closed between exit 97 and exit 81 due to the three accidents and is expected to be reopened by Thursday evening after crews repair damage to the roadway. The northbound lanes were closed through early Thursday morning, but are now reopened.

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Fiery two-truck crash on I-55 near Chicago halts highway traffic

An accident involving two tractor-traoilers and multiple cars on I-55 in Chicago near Cicero resulted in one fatality, according to local reports, and halted traffic on both sides of the Interstate for hours.

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