CRASH

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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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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Insurers tell Walmart they’re not paying Tracy Morgan crash settlements

Walmart’s private fleet has sued a group of insurance companies for refusing to pay the retail giant’s settlements with victims, including actor Tracy Morgan, in the high-profile June 2014 crash on the New Jersey turnpike that left one person dead and several others severely injured.

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ATRI to release report on CSA and crash accountability

The American Transportation Research Institute is looking for carrier and driver input for an upcoming report on crash accountability.

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Trucking with the ‘enemy’

News flash: Safety advocate who thinks of truckers as the "enemy" makes a run with Walmart driver Carol Nixon, comes away impressed. As for the rest of the industry ...

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Tired trucker to blame in Tracy Morgan crash, NTSB says

The trucker at the center of the high-profile 2014 truck crash involving actor Tracy Morgan was awake for more than 28 of the 33 hours preceding the crash, the NTSB said.

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FMCSA shuts down Kentucky-based driver following false logs, fatal crash

FMCSA has issued an imminent hazard out-of-service order to a Kentucky-based driver after FMCSA determined he falsified his records-of-duty status in the days leading up to a crash that killed six.

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30 truck operators hit with tickets following 193-vehicle pileup on I-94

Thirty truck drivers have received tickets for their involvement in a 193-vehicle crash that occurred Jan. 9 on I-94 in southwestern Michigan killing a Canadian trucker.

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Trucker in Tracy Morgan crash again denied request to delay lawsuit against Walmart

The driver asked the court to delay the civil proceedings pending his criminal proceedings. It his second attempt to do so, with this one coming as a filing of opposition to the order issued in December denying his previous attempt.

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NTSB says FMCSA oversight, hands-free phone usage to blame for violent 2013 crash (with video)

FMCSA should restrict the hands-free use of portable electronics and lapsed in its oversight of a problematic carrier, according to a recent report by NTSB, who says both factors contributed to a May 2013 truck/train crash that caused a train derailment that led to an explosion.

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