Crashes, laws and information about truck wrecks in the Pacific Northwest, including Washington State, Oregon, I-5.

Trucking Watchdog is run by Kevin Coluccio, a truck injury attorney based in Seattle, Washington.

Court holds trucking companies 100% responsible for Skagit Bridge collapse

Last week, the Washington Supreme Court issued a ruling in the ongoing litigation between the State and trucking companies regarding the collapse of the I-5 Skagit River Bridge in 2013. Washington Supreme Court tells trucking companies, not WSDOT, to pay for I-5 Skagit bridge collapse While Judge Steven Gonzalez’ reasoning was not completely sound and [...]

Why was there 62% more semi crashes in Washington last year?

Have you wondered if there have been more semi-truck crashes than usual in Washington State? In 2017, after a spate of high-profile semi crashes in Washington that resulted in serious injuries and/or closed major highways for hours, we looked into this question. The Washington State Patrol's Collision Analysis Tool shows 1087 semi crashes met the damage threshold for reporting in 2017. [...]

2019-02-21T18:52:02+00:00Washington State|

Yes, semi truck crashes are way up in Washington this year … and it’s gotten worse

Update: As of October 16, there has been 798 semi truck crashes*  in Washington State. At the same time last year, there had been 661.   Just in the last few weeks, there have been several major collisions that caused severe injuries—and kept thousands stuck in traffic for hours. June 9: Three semi trucks collided in Blaine, Washington, just south [...]

2019-02-21T18:52:42+00:00Washington State|

It took the tragic death of a UW professor to close this trucking safety loophole

The logging truck, quite simply, had been massively overloaded. It wasn’t the first time this trucking company—and this trucker—had been caught overloading their logging trucks.   Logging trucks—like this one—must follow strict guidelines to correctly load and secure extremely heavy cargo.   But one day, on a scenic road in the Olympic Peninsula, [...]

2019-01-28T01:29:54+00:00Washington State|