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

Have you wondered if there's 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. [...]

2018-01-22T14:52:50+00:00January 22nd, 2018|Washington State|

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 [...]

2017-09-28T18:42:53+00:00September 28th, 2017|Truck Inspections|

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's 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 of [...]

2017-06-21T17:38:04+00:00June 21st, 2017|Washington State|