Motorcyclist Struck By Tractor-Trailer’s Exploding Tire in Missouri

A male Festus, Missouri resident was struck by an airborne tire tread that exploded from the wheel of a tractor-trailer when the resident was traveling on Interstate 44 on his motorcycle. The motorcyclist was struck on June 13, 2012 at 1:25pm in Phelps County. Kenneth… 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

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 Announces Final Rule Banning Trucker Cell Phone Use

The United States Department of Transportation announced a new final rule banning cell phone use by interstate truckers earlier this week. The Department of Transportation enacted the rule as a part of its concerted effort to decrease Missouri distracted driving truck accidents. The rule prohibiting… read more

FMCSA Orders Georgia-Based Trucking Company To Cease Operations

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently ordered a Georgia-based trucking company, Judson Mobley Logging, Inc., to cease all its operations for its continuing violations of several federal safety regulations. Judson Mobley engaged in interstate commerce and operated across state… read more

FMCSA Shuts Down Midwestern Commercial Truck Company

The United States Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) shut down an Indiana trucking company for multiple federal safety violations. The FMCSA’s decision to shut down ultimately prevents Missouri semi-truck car accidents, since the Midwestern truck company operated across state lines. The… read more

Federal Government Cracks Down on Unsafe Trucking Companies

According to the United States Department of Transportation, the Obama Administration has dramatically increased orders to shut down unsafe trucking companies. These federal orders are a part of a larger effort to decrease Missouri trucking accidents and the injuries that result from them. The Administration… read more

FMCSA Strengthens Trucker Drug Restrictions

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), an agency of the United States Department of Transportation, promulgated a new final rule to emphasize that illegal drug use can bar a truck driver from operating a commercial motor vehicle. FMCSA regulations are an important safeguard of… read more

5-year-old Injured In Trucking Accident in Missouri

A 5-year-old from Warrensburg, Missouri was injured in a Benton County Missouri trucking accident on Monday evening. The accident resulted in injuries for two adults as well. The multivehicle truck accident occurred on August 15, 2011 at 7:20pm as two tractor trailers drove on US-65… 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