Alcohol, Drugs and Tractor Trailers

Driving while intoxicated is a major problem on our country’s roadways. On almost any given day you can open the newspaper or look at daily crash reports and see at least one alcohol related accident that occurred in the area. In fact, Missouri had 364… read more

Alcohol Suspected In Fatal Crash Involving Semi Driver in St. Louis, MO

The last week of 2010 saw a fatal accident on Interstate 70, near Agate, Colorado. A St. Louis, Missouri tractor-trailer driver is charged with causing the accident which took the life of a 71-year old man, and seriously injured two others. It is believed the… read more

FMCSA Establishes A Consumer Checklist For Choosing Moving Companies

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has recently established a checklist for consumers to better help them choose “responsible” interstate moving companies. Consumers often choose moving companies when they have to transport a large amount of personal property from one… read more

FMCSA Improves Motor Carrier Regulations Concerning Hazardous Materials

Enforcing motor carrier safety regulations decrease the risk of Missouri trucking accidents. When motor carriers such as trucking and passenger bus companies know that safety regulations will be enforced, they comply with safety regulations. Since safety regulations are designed to decrease the risk of a… read more

FMCSA Initiates U.S.-Mexico Trucking Pilot Program

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has launched a pilot program to facilitate long-haul trucking across the border of the United States and Mexico. The program is designed to determine whether Mexican motor carriers may operate beyond the areas along the United States and… read more

Teen Driver Hit By Truck Driver in Missouri

Katlin J. Elam, a 16 year old from Bucklin, Missouri, was injured in a Linn County Missouri semi-truck accident on December 29, 2011. After the Missouri side impact truck accident, the Bucklin teen was transported to Pershing Hospital by Linn County Ambulance. Elam was attempting… read more

FMCSA Administrator Asks Senate to Help Deter Missouri Truck Accidents

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is federal agency focused on increasing highway safety and preventing Missouri trucking accidents. The FMCSA Administrator, Anne S. Ferro, recently made an oral statement to a transportation committee of the United States Senate about reauthorizing its Motor Carrier… read more

FMCSA Makes Extension For Safety Measurement System

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently announced a sixty (60) day extension for motor carriers and other large truck or bus transportation companies to make comments and suggestions on the FMCSA’s Safety Measurement System (SMS). The SMS has been used… read more

Man Seriously Injured By Truck in Missouri

A Cass County Missouri truck accident left a man from Shell Knob, Missouri seriously injured on July 18, 2011 at 2:50pm. The Cass County Missouri trucking accident occurred as a 2005 Kenworth and a 2005 Hyundai travelled on northbound U.S. Highway 71. Michael E. Finney… read more

Combating Truck Accidents Caused By Driver Fatigue

We often discuss the causes of Missouri tractor trailer accidents on this blog and one of the major problems continues to be truck driver fatigue. Whether it comes from lack of sleep or just a driver exerting himself further than his body can handle, fatigue… read more