Truck crashes that the media is covering – and why— as well as truckers and companies taken out of services for violations

What really caused the fatal highway crash in Emeryville

The headlines say things like "Three siblings killed in crash with semi parked on shoulder because driver was out of hours", and "Siblings die in horrific accident with semi truck on I-80".  The news coverage of the February 28 collision between a minivan and a parked big-rig largely misses the point. This fatal highway crash didn't occur because [...]

2019-03-05T21:50:58+00:00In the News|

Semi-truck driver pleads guilty for crash that killed 16

On a clear and bright April afternoon, a semi-truck driver speeded past four warning signs, and an oversized stop sign, striking a bus with violent force. The collision killed sixteen people, most of them 16 to 21-year-old members of the Humboldt Broncos junior ice hockey team. Two more were paralyzed, and another thirteen people were [...]

2019-01-28T00:39:16+00:00In the News|

Two insanely dangerous trucking companies shut down by FMCSA

In April 2018, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration declared two commercial motor vehicle operations to be "imminent hazards" While that number is not unusual—FMCSA often shutters multiple companies in a month— these two are particularly interesting because they were both so blatantly, criminally dangerous. Hazmat transport trucking company shut down Rock City Stone Company, LLC was ordered to immediately stop [...]

2018-05-03T10:50:27+00:00In the News|

This trucking company is incredibly dangerous, should be permanently closed

Last week, the FMCSA ordered trucking company Evenflo Logistics to "immediately cease all interstate and intrastate operation." A separate "imminent hazard" order was issued to the trucking company's driver, Shawn Roberts. Evenflo Logistics registered as an LLC in Washington State in October 2016. The sheer number of extremely dangerous practices since then is shocking. 1o violations [...]

2019-08-28T22:43:12+00:00In the News|

This is how a 12-ton steel beam just fell off a semi truck

Commercial truck drivers and motor carriers have stringent rules and regulations they must follow; because of the damage that can be caused by their errors, they are subject to greater scrutiny. In the many years I have handled trucking cases, I have seen many careless acts by professional drivers and motor carriers. But mistakes like this one are truly [...]

2019-08-28T22:48:09+00:00In the News|