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Kansas City, MO - Injuries Reported in Truck Accident on I-435 at 48th Street May 26, 2021

Kansas City, MO (May 26, 2021) - Emergency crews were on the scene of a multiple-vehicle crash involving a large box truck, which occurred on southbound Interstate 435 near 48th Street on Wednesday afternoon, May 26. Per reports from the Missouri ...

Three Dangers of Trucks on The Road During COVID-19 Jun 10, 2020

Road Dangers During COVID-19 We are well into the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and truck drivers are working endless hours to get medical supplies, food, and other goods to their destinations as quickly as possible. The high demand for essential ...

How Speedy Delivery Promises Sacrifice Focus on Safety Jun 1, 2020

Quick Delivery Demands and the Impact on Road Safety Since March, the hours-of-service regulations for commercial vehicles involved in COVID-19 relief have been lifted by the Department of Transportation (DOT). This means that all commercial drivers, ...

More Deliveries = More Dangers on the Road May 15, 2020

The Road Dangers of Increased Delivery Needs Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a need for more essential items to be delivered. Places like hospitals, grocery stores, as well as establishments that sell other crucial items for ...

How Reduced Trucking Regulations Can Lead to More Crashes May 8, 2020

COVID-19 and the Impact of Trucks on the Road With the high demand for essential goods and supplies to be delivered to grocery stores and other retailers that sell necessities, there are more truck drivers on the road working under a declaration of ...

How COVID-19 Can Impact Trucking Safety May 1, 2020

The Impact of COVID-19 and Road Hazards Back in March, the Department of Transportation lifted the regulations for hours of service for commercial vehicles who are involved in delivering essential items to hospitals and other establishments that are ...

How Big a Problem Is Substance Abuse in the Trucking Industry? Sep 15, 2016

Commercial truck drivers are held to the same standards as those who drive regular passenger vehicles, but they are also expected to abide by regulations set forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Like the everyday driver, ...

Hours of Operation & Truck Driver Fatigue Jun 8, 2016

If you drive on the road, you know that there are certain laws and rules you must follow. These are put into place in order to keep everyone on the road safe. With commercial truck drivers, they must follow those rules as well, but they are also ...

Trucking Industry Speed Limitations Apr 21, 2015

The American Trucking Association, the largest trucking group in the country, is vocally advocating to install electronic speed-limiting devices on big rigs. The industry is urging federal safety regulators to act swiftly to mandate that all trucks ...

Truck Driver in Custody after Multi-Vehicle Auto Accident Apr 9, 2015

Daniel Burch was arrested this Wednesday for his involvement in an accident that resulted in two deaths and several injuries, according to, an online news source. The news website reported that, as Burch neared a highway intersection, ...

Trucking Company Involved in Amtrak Accident Ordered to Pay $5 Million Sep 18, 2014

A legal battle involving a June 2011 accident in which a truck collided with an Amtrak passenger may soon be coming to an end. On September 17, 2014, a federal grand jury in Reno, Nevada awarded $5 million to Amtrak and Union Pacific Railroad for the ...

Truck Driver Fatigue Information Apr 20, 2012

Truck driver fatigue is one of the main reasons why trucking accidents occur in the U.S. Long hours on the road with demanding deadlines can cause severely impair the judgment of a Truck Driver. Symptoms of fatigue vary between drivers, but may ...

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