There are thousands of truck crashes every day; here are the truck crashes that the media is covering – and why

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+00:00January 10th, 2019|In 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+00:00May 3rd, 2018|In 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 [...]

2017-12-22T08:45:22+00:00December 22nd, 2017|In the News|

One idea to make roads safer: pay truckers by the hour

Most long-haul semi-truck drivers in the U.S. are not paid a salary. They are not paid by the hour. They are paid per mile. A majority of trucking companies pay drivers between $0.28 and $0.40 cents per mile. Fewer pay experienced drivers up to $0.45 cents per mile. Some jobs pay bonuses.  But most of a [...]

2017-08-15T11:22:52+00:00August 15th, 2017|In the News|

Everything that’s wrong with this semi-truck dragging a car

Last week, a big truck hauling 50,000 of carrots collided with a Nissan Maxima on a California freeway. The car wedged under the truck. The driver didn't stop, his semi-truck dragging a car down the road. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured. But the resulting video, shot from another vehicle, is incredible. https://youtu.be/9jvycogHJhk What's wrong with this picture? It's [...]

2017-04-25T16:51:12+00:00April 25th, 2017|In the News|

Yes, trucking is important. Now make it safer.

For more than 30 years, I have represented those injured or the families of those killed by preventable crashes on our highways. Many of these claims have involved semi-trucks and trucking companies. I read an article in Transport Topics expressing the importance of trucking. This op-ed was written by Garner Berry, a lawyer whose law firm defends [...]

2017-02-22T22:21:24+00:00February 22nd, 2017|In the News|

Why are truck, car crash deaths up for the first time in 50 years?

Fatalities in crashes involving large trucks rose 4.1% from 2014 to 2015. Specifically, 4,067 people lost their lives in large truck-related crashes. This is the highest number of truck crash deaths since 2008, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). We also saw a sharp rise in overall traffic deaths in 2015. Our [...]

2019-01-28T00:42:26+00:00October 12th, 2016|In the News|

The very first self-driving semi truck to hit the road

The first self-driving semi truck in the U.S. is officially on the road in Nevada. Freightliner, the creator of the autonomous commercial truck, compares the Highway Pilot system to the autopilot on commercial airplanes. The semi-truck can be switched to autonomous autopilot on the highway, and it uses stereoscopic cameras and radar sensors. The truck can [...]

2019-01-28T00:35:44+00:00May 12th, 2015|In the News, Trucking Technology|

Black ice and a jackknifed semi-truck cause massive crash on I-84

The images are shocking. The first collision was between a jackknifed semi-truck, and a passenger truck driven by Kaleb Whitby. His vehicle spun around and flipped upon hitting the semi-truck, and he could see another tractor-trailer coming directly at him. Saturday’s semi-truck pile-up in Eastern Oregon involved between 50 and 70 cars, according to Oregon [...]

2019-01-28T00:43:04+00:00January 19th, 2015|In the News, Weather|