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

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|

Trucking industry fights to hide truck safety records from public

It’s rare that hiding information helps to solve a problem. This is not an exception. The Safer Trucks and Buses Act, a bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Barletta, would remove the trucking carrier safety rankings from public view. Anyone can check a carrier’s safety record on the Federal Motor Carrier [...]

2014-09-24T21:58:40+00:00September 24th, 2014|In the News, Trucking Laws|

A plan to catch chameleons

Chameleon carriers are trucking companies that shut down to hide from penalties after multiple safety violations or crashes—and then re-open under a new name. For more, see Chasing the Chameleon. CNBC Investigations: Wiping clean the safety records of trucking companies These carriers run some of the most dangerous trucks on the road: 18% [...]

2014-08-15T09:30:21+00:00August 15th, 2014|In the News, Trucking Laws|