Two Semi-Truck Accidents Occur On I-70

Two Missouri semi-truck accidents interfered with morning traffic on Interstate Highway 70. The Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) is investigating both crashes. A MSHP officer state that the morning’s snow may have factored into the crashes, but the snow’s precise role in the accident has… read more

Underride Truck Accident In Missouri Injures Man

A Missouri underride truck accident injured a man on April 18, 2011 at 8:59pm. The Saint Charles County Missouri trucking accident occurred on westbound I-370, just east of Elm Street. Gary Riggs, 57, of Anna, Illinois drove his 1992 Ford F150 into the rear of… read more

U.S. Department Of Transportation And FMCSA Shuts Down BM&L Trucking, LLC

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently ordered Alabama-based BM&L Trucking, LLC to cease all of its transportation operations. FMCSA based the order on the fact that BM&L’s transportation operation contained safety violations which posed an imminent hazard to the public safety of multiple… read more

Weekend Trucking Accident Kills Local Resident

A tragic weekend truck crash in Missouri left a Springfield man dead after his vehicle hit a Freightliner head-on. In what is noted to be the first fatality of 2011, Joseph W. Russell, 31, was driving in the westbound lane of I-44, about half a… read more

Woman Dies In Truck Accident

Christine Boone of Bucyrus, Missouri was pronounced dead after a Missouri truck accident that occurred on Fort Leonard Wood. According to reports, Boone was driving a 2005 Dodge Neon. The Neon was involved in a two-vehicle Missouri truck accident with a Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical… read more

Woman Killed In Local Accident

Marry Anderson, 29, was killed and five others were injured in a Missouri tractor trailer accident at a construction zone on Interstate 44. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, a tractor trailer driven by Boyd Shropshire, 61, came to a stop in the… read more

Construction Zones And Tractor Trailers Make A Dangerous Mix

Perhaps the two obstacles on the roadway most likely to elicit a groan from drivers are construction zones and tractor trailers. While both are necessary to maintain our roads and commerce, they can both lead to delays in an already hectic rush hour commute. Aside… read more

Mechanical Failures A Major Cause For Tractor Trailer Crashes

Mechanical failures are the number two cause of tractor trailer injury accidents in the United States, according to data compiled by the National Highway Safety Administration. Driver error is still the most common contributing factor to crashes, but some studies show the rate of mechanical… read more

Trucking Regulations Could See Changes In Coming Years

The regulations governing the trucking industry are under constant debate in the industry. In an effort to reduce tractor trailer crash deaths and injuries here in Missouri and across the country, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration makes these regulations, which are often fought by… read more

Alcohol and Drug Testing Important Step In Preventing Tractor Trailer Crashes

Tractor Trailer Accidents May Be Reduced with Drug and Alcohol Testing The dangers of combining alcohol or drugs and driving are obvious and well documented. Still, we see thousands of fatal car and truck accidents each year as a result of drunk or drugged driving. Every… read more