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MOBILE, AL – A charter bus carrying 48 band students and two chaperones from Del Rio, Texas, was traveling to Orlando Florida when it collided with an overturned 18 wheeler near the Mississippi line early Monday, injuring about two dozen people.

Map showing location of charter bus accident with overturned 18-wheeler on Interstate 10 at the 7 mile marker in southern Alabama

The accident occurred at 12:34 a.m. at the 7-mile marker in the Grand Bay area just a few miles inside Alabama on I-10, Trooper Greg Eubanks, trooper spokesman said.

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HOUSTON, TX – A female officer with the Houston Police Department (HPD) was working speed enforcement using a radar gun when a rental box truck slammed into her stooped cruiser on Eastex Freeway.

Rental truck accident slams HPD cruiser on Eastex Freeway in Houston | KRIV

The accident was reported at 11:36 a.m. Monday, May 9, in the southbound lanes of Highway 59 near Rankin Road, according to Houston TranStar. ... Read More

WASHINGTON D.C. – The American Association for Justice (AAJ), formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA) has submitted comments to the recent proposed rule change for hours of service (HOS).

The proposed rule change was for hours of service (HOS) for drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). It was proposed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safey Administration (FMCSA) on December 29, 2010. ... Read More

LOUISVILLE, KY – A semi driver may be charged after a truck accident early Thursday morning, December 30, in Oldham County, Kentucky left his 18 wheeler overturned and closed a highway for most of the day. The truck driver allegedly fell asleep while driving his tractor trailer on Interstate 71 near the city of Louisville. The truck accident occurred in the far north part of the state near the Indiana border, about 92 miles southwest of Cincinnati, Ohio and about 137 miles east of Evansville, Indiana.

Early Thursday morning an unidentified truck driver was driving a semi tractor trailer on Interstate 71. There was also one passenger in the cab at the time of the truck accident. The driver was carrying a cargo of several hundred boxes of medical supplies at the time of the crash, but his destination is not known. The trailer section had the logo of Xtra, a truck leasing company based in St. Louis, Missouri. ... Read More

WASHINGTON D.C. – On December 29, 2010 the Federal Motor Carrier Safey Administration (FMCSA) proposed a rule change for hours of service (HOS) for drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). The new rule is intended to “provide flexibility for drivers to take breaks when needed and would reduce safety and health risks associated with long hours.”

The new rule for hours of service for truck drivers will make seven changes to the existing rule: ... Read More

WASHINGTON DC – On Tuesday, December 21, 2010 the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration FMCSA called for a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would ban the use of hand-held mobile devices by commercial drivers of motor vehicles (CMVs).

Proposed ban on hand-held devices by commercial vehicle drivers

This recent NPRM goes against the advice of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) earlier this year. ... Read More

MOUNTAIN GREEN, UT – A truck driver was charged with Suspicion of Driving Under the Influence after he crashed his semi truck filled with frozen turkeys Saturday morning, August 21, on a highway in Morgan County, Utah. The truck accident occurred in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 84 near the town of Mountain Green, UT. The accident area is in the northeast section of the state about 77 miles north of Provo, UT and about 60 miles southwest of Evanston, Wyoming.

The trailer section broke open and boxes of frozen turkeys tumbled out of the back of the truck.

At around 7:30 a.m. Saturday morning an unidentified man was driving a semi tractor trailer east on Interstate 84 through Weber County, UT. The trailer of the semi truck was filled with a cargo of boxed frozen turkeys. There was one passenger in the trailer truck, a hitchhiker that the driver had picked up somewhere along the way. ... Read More

DALLAS, TX – A semi trailer truck crashed and burst into flames early Tuesday morning, Aug 3, on a highway in Dallas County, Texas. The driver sustained moderate injuries in the truck accident that was set off when one of the tires on his trailer truck blew out and the 18 wheeler went out of control and slammed through a guardrail on Interstate 635 just above Josey Lane in Dallas, TX. The accident area is in the northeast section of the state about 206 miles southeast of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and about 190 miles west of Shreveport, Louisiana.

A big rig 18 wheeler lost control crashing into freeway guardrail. Photo: FOX4News

At around 4:20 a.m. Tuesday morning an unidentified truck driver was driving a semi trailer in the city of Dallas, TX. He was traveling west on Interstate 635 also known as the Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway. The trailer of the truck was loaded with a cargo of plastic cups and other paper products. ... Read More

WASHINGTON, DC – House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman James Oberstar (D-MN) questions Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator, Anne Ferro, about the agency’s record keeping regarding fatal crashes involving commercial trucks and how the agency manages truck safety.

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator, Anne Ferro, undergoes tough questioning from House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman, James Oberstar (D-MN), regarding truck safety

The exchange took place during a hearing before the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit on June 23, 2010.
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