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.

Washington state has biggest surge in truck crash fatalities

The trucking safety group Road Safe America analyzed federal crash data from 2009-2017. They found that nearly all U.S. states had increases in semi-truck crash deaths from 2009 to 2017.  But Washington State has experienced the biggest percentage increase in truck crash fatalities. The five states with the largest percentage increases in truck crash deaths [...]

2019-02-28T20:53:59+00:00February 28th, 2019|Washington State|

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+00:00January 22nd, 2018|Washington 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+00:00June 21st, 2017|Washington 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+00:00January 12th, 2016|Washington State|

Top Washington Trucking Accident Attorney

I am happy to be recognized as one of Washington State's top Trucking Accident Attorneys.  I am on the National Board of the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America.  This organization is made up of committed lawyers who have joined together to help eliminate unsafe and illegal interstate trucking practices.  It is through [...]

2012-05-30T16:16:58+00:00May 30th, 2012|Trucking Watchdog Info, Washington State|

Truck Drivers with Care

Today with snow all over the roadways here in the Pacific Northwest, roadway travel was limited. Those that had to go out faced conditions of icy roads, continuous snow flakes or ice rain and side roads that were difficult to navigate. Out there, crazy drivers went too fast, followed too close and tried to go [...]

2012-01-19T17:48:35+00:00January 19th, 2012|Washington State, Weather|