accidents

New Mexico leads nation in service vehicle severe incident crashes

In contrast to New Mexico, which has 101 percent more severe driving incidents than the national average, North Dakota has the fewest with 53 percent fewer than the national average. New Jersey, North Carolina, Texas and Louisiana round out the top five states with the most service vehicle severe driving incidents.

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ATRI wants owner-operator input for crash cost data base

Participating motor carriers will be asked to provide information on common crash costs such as damage, attorney and court costs, and towing and recovery costs. ATRI is also working with the insurance industry to complete the crash cost database.

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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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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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Trucker destroys historic bridge, cites ignorance of ton conversion weight

An historic cast-iron bridge in Paoli, Ind. sustained heavy damage on Christmas Day when a tractor trailer driver attempted to cross, despite the bridge’s 6-ton weight limit.

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Truck driver run over by own truck after jumping out

Police in Florida are still trying to figure out how and why a truck driver fell or jumped from his still moving rig only to be struck and killed by the truck.

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NTSB’s latest report still provides no cause for FedEx crash that left 10 dead

A year and a 2,150 pages later, officials still don’t know what caused a truck to cross the median and crash into a bus of high school students in Orland, Calif. But investigators can tell you what the trucker ate for breakfast that morning.

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Video: Trucker’s failed left turn leads to truck-train collision, crash still under investigation

North Carolina troopers say a 164-foot tractor-trailer and a passenger train collided recently after the trucker failed to negotiate a left turn at an intersection preceded by a railroad crossing.

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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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