fatal crashes

Trucks involved in fatal crashes rose 8 percent in 2015

The agency’s “Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts 2015” report reveals that 4,050 large trucks, those weighing more than 10,000 pounds, were involved in a total of 3,598 fatal crashes in 2015.

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Three sentenced for fatal crash

Victor Kalinitichll, Valerjis Belovs and Joseph Jadczak Jr. were sentenced April 26 in Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas in Norristown, Pa., on charges related to an accident in which one person died and five others were seriously injured when a commercial vehicle operated by Belovs drove into stopped traffic. Kalinitichll was sentenced to 23 months incarceration, a $2,000 fine and ordered to pay $26,000 in restitution. Belovs was sentenced to 23 months incarceration and a ...

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Pulse: Eye catching

Texting made the crash risk 23.2 times as high as non-distracted driving for truckers. One irritant for professional drivers is being treated like some air-headed teenager with a new driver’s license. After all, you’ve been trained to drive a vehicle whose operation is far more complex than anything riding on two axles. As an owner-operator, your years of experience piloting a commercial vehicle likely number in the double digits. Anyone on the road puts their life ...

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