Trucking Regulations 2021: Everything You Need to Know

2021 has brought about many shifts to the ways that U.S. and state governments regulate trucking. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) implemented several changes to keep goods flowing during the COVID-19 pandemic. The government codified some of these after testing them in 2020,… read more

How Much Does a Semi Truck Weigh?

Exactly how much does a semi truck weigh? The answer to this question is complicated.  Missouri has several ways to determine the maximum weight for a semi truck and trailer combination. These limits may vary depending on where the truck travels and the cargo it… read more

What is MCS-90?

Most people do not know what an MCS-90 is outside of trucking companies. But if you’re involved in a commercial truck accident, you might need the information contained on an MCS-90. An MCS-90 is a publicly available record of a motor carrier’s insurance or surety… read more

Where Are the 4 Blind Spots on an 18-Wheeler?

Large truck accidents are some of the most devastating traffic accidents on the road. Whether you call them tractor-trailers, big-rigs, or 18-wheelers, a large truck outweighs your vehicle by up to 75,000 pounds.  Occupants of other vehicles sustain almost three-fourths of the deaths and injuries… read more

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Bans Truck Driver Text Messaging

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued a final rule banning commercial drivers from text messaging on the road to decrease Missouri truck accidents. The FMCSA recently prohibited on-the-job text messaging by commercial truck drivers. Under the new regulation, motor carriers cannot require… read more

Five Truck Crash Kills One Man in Missouri

Karl Krueger, 62, was killed and another man was injured Tuesday in a chain reaction crash that involved five tractor trailers near . This fatal tractor trailer accident occurred before noon as four of the trucks were stopped on highway I-29. Krueger was driving the… read more

Fatality In Fiery Semi-Trailer Accident

Two semi-trucks crashed into a head-on Missouri semi-truck accident in Cameron, Missouri, killing one and injuring two. The accident occurred when a northbound tractor trailer crossed the centerline and slammed into a semitrailer traveling in the other direction. Both trucks burst into flame at impact…. read more

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Program Tested, Found Effective

The federal government recently evaluated the cost and effectiveness of the Compliance, Safety, and Accountability (CSA) program in Missouri. The CSA is a federal initiative designed to strengthen the safety of the nation’s public roadways. The CSA aims to improve the safety of large trucks… read more

FMCSA Changes Safety Program After Reaching Settlement

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) changed how information will be published on the website of its safety accountability program for motor carriers. This change in Missouri motor carrier regulations is a part of a settlement ending recent litigation with trucking associations. The Compliance… read more

FMCSA Holds Public Meeting On National Registry

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will be holding a public meeting (dated June 11, 2012) in Washington, D.C. concerning the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (the “National Registry”). The FMCSA initially published the National Registry in the Federal… read more