Truck Driver Fatigue

One point of emphasis when the motor carrier regulations were crafted was limiting the number of fatigued drivers on the road. Mental or physical exhaustion can greatly affect your ability to operate a vehicle safely and is a big contributor to tractor trailer injury accidents…. read more

Trucker Causes Truck Accident Merging Lanes

Tammy J. Moody, 40, of Joplin, Missouri suffered moderate injuries in a Missouri trucking accident on December 19, 2011 at 6:30am. The early morning Jasper County Missouri truck accident was caused by a truck driver who failed to properly change lanes. Truck driver John S…. read more

Trucker Left Turn Causes Jefferson County Missouri Truck Accident

A man from Desoto, Missouri was injured in a Jefferson County Missouri trucking accident on December 17, 2011 at 2:51pm. The Jefferson County Missouri truck accident occurred when a 2005 International truck attempted a left turn from Montauk Drive onto southbound Highway 67. The International… read more

Trucker Overturns After Falling Asleep At The Wheel

Two people were injured in a Missouri truck accident when a tractor trailer overturned on highway US 36, 6 miles east of Hamilton, Missouri. The accident occurred on March 20, 2011 at 5:15am in Caldwell County, Missouri. According the Missouri State Highway Patrol, truck driver… read more

Trucking Company Shut Down After Discovery Of Safety Violations

Earlier today, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced that it shut down an interstate trucking company after it found serious safety violations. The FMCSA ordered Gunthers Transport, LLC, an interstate trucking company based in Maryland, to immediately stop all trucking and transportation operations…. read more

Trucking industry argues that onboard recorder rules too costly

Members of various groups within the trucking industry have taken issue with rules soon to go into effect about the use of electronic onboard recorders (EOBR). They say the requirements, which companies have two years to comply with, make the technology too expensive. EOBRs are… read more

Trucking Industry Concerned About Public Data From CSA 2010

Nine states, including Missouri, have been testing the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s new safety enforcement program, CSA 2010, to generally favorable reviews. Now, though, with the program scheduled to go into full swing in November, some in the trucking industry are worried that the… read more

Truck’s Brake Failure Causes Three-Vehicle Truck Accident

A tractor trailer’s mechanical failure was the cause of a three-vehicle chain reaction truck accident in Saint Louis County. The accident occurred on Interstate Highway 270, less than a mile west of Interstate Highway 170. The West County accident involved three vehicles – a 2004… read more

Residents Suffer Moderate Injuries During 1-70 Snow Storm

The snowy weather brought yet another automobile accident involving two tractor-trailers and a car. The car, a 1998 Honda Civic, was disabled from a previous accident, blocking the roadway near the 79-mile marker. The driver of the Honda, Phyllis Winters, 55, is a resident of… read more

Two Drivers Able To Walk Away From Fiery Tractor Trailer Crash In Missouri

Two drivers are fortunate to be alive after a major Missouri tractor trailer crash Wednesday morning on Highway 36. Not only did the two drivers, Charles Donahue, 68, and Dewayne Achenbach, 51, survive, they were mostly uninjured. According to local media reports, both trucks were… read more