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HEARNE, TX – Poor driving conditions due to heavy rains is being blamed for a fatal accident involving an 18-wheeler and a pickup on Texas 6 south of Hearne on Thursday afternoon, March 29, that left three people dead and two others injured. Hearne is located in Robertson County, Texas in the eastern central part of the state about 119 miles northwest of Houston and 95 miles northeast of Austin.

A semi truck collided with a pickup truck in Hearne, TX killing 3 people on Thursday, March 29, 2012. Photo credit: S. Villanueva /

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Syracuse, NY – A tractor trailer got stuck Thursday morning under the West Genesee Street railroad bridge at Erie Boulevard West in Syracuse, NY.

An 18 wheeler crashed into the West Genesee Street railroad bridge in Syracuse, NY on March 15, 2012, becoming stuck due to low clearance. Photo credit: David Lassman / The Post-Standard

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By a vote of 5 to 4 committee vote, the Idaho Senate rejected Senator Jim Hammond’s proposal to raise the trucking speed limit to 75 mph. Hammond proposed the theory that it would actually be safer by having all vehicles, including big-rigs, semi tractors, 18 wheelers, etc., drive the same speed limit. This, he said, would “eliminate a lot of lane changes.”

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Trucking safety groups and Public Citizen are now challenging the new HOS rule issued by FMCSA. This news comes after the trucking industry group American Trucking Associations (ATA) also filed a suit.

Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, Public Citizen, the Truck Safety Coalition, and two truck drivers are also challenging the HOS rule issued by FMCSA. They recently filed a lawsuit challenging the new rule for truck driver hours of service citing the rule needed improvements regarding tired truckers and should be subjected to judicial review.

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WASHINGTON, DC – The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Tuesday, Dec 12, called for a nationwide ban on the use of cell phones and text messaging devices while driving except for emergencies.

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The Federal Government plans to increase truck driver’s pay in an effort to reduce the death toll due to speeding, driver fatigue, overloaded trucks or taking drugs to stay awake.

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SAVANNAH, GA – The Georgia Department of Public Safety recently issued an order that semi truck safety inspections would no longer be done by local police departments and that state inspectors would be taking over the job.

Commercial vehicle safety inspection in Georgia to enforce violations for bald tires, bad brakes, bad lights and other violations. Photo credit: WTOC, Savannah, GA

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ATLANTA, GA – Last Tuesday Bolton Rd. in Atlanta GA, was shut down after a truck driver who was driving a Community Waste Services of Georgia garbage truck hit a railroad overpass in Northwest Atlanta shortly after 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning.

Atlanta fire officials say two people were injured when a truck crashed into a railway bridge in northwest Atlanta. It happened at Bolton Road and Marietta Road just after 9 a.m., Tuesday, June 28. (Photo: Atlanta Fire Rescue Department)

Hours later a 20-foot stretch of concrete and metal came crashing down from the railroad overpass falling onto the road below it. Late Tuesday, officials said Bolton Road just west of Marietta Road would be closed at least 48 hours to make sure the area under the bridge is safe for traffic. ... Read More

PENBROKE PINES, FL – Two people were killed in a fatal head on collision on the I-75 in Pembroke Pines, Florida on Thursday morning.

A red or maroon colored Chevy pick up truck traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of the highway slammed head on into a white Cadillac just north of the Sheridan Street exit. CBS-4

The crash happened in the northbound lanes near the Sheridan Street exit around 1:30 a.m. Thursday morning and temporarily blocked all northbound lanes at a section of Interstate 75, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. ... Read More

FALLON, NV.- Two Texas school teachers traveling on vacation were tragically killed on Monday, June 13, in a two vehicle collision 18 miles west of Fallon, Nevada. The city of Fallon is located about 70 miles east of Reno. Both of the victims were high school teachers from San Diego, TX which is located 55 miles northwest of Corpus Christi.

Renee J. Upchurch, 53 and Esther Garza, 59 killed in tragic truck accident

The two victims were Renee J. Upchurch, 53, who was pronounced dead at the scene and her friend, Esther Garza, 59, who died at Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno after being taken from the scene by helicopter. ... Read More

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