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Trucking or Bus Accident Archives

Federal agency to issue rule requiring seat belts on buses

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is about to put an end to a debate that has gone on since 1977 - whether or not motor coaches (i.e. commercial buses) ought to have seat belts on them.

Flatbed trailer driver in Nov. 2012 railroad crossing accident won't face trial

A Midland County grand jury yesterday decided against charging the driver of a flatbed trailer who went onto the tracks and collided with a train in November 2012. Four veterans were killed as a result of the railroad crossing incident.

Fatal accident in Martin County involving MAC trailer

A run-in with a large commercial truck yesterday resulted in the death of the driver of a pickup truck in Martin County, Texas. According to a representative with the Texas Department of Public Safety, the 50-year-old pickup driver from San Antonio was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger, a 22-year-old from Atascosa, was taken to Midland Memorial Hospital.

6.1 percent of surveyed Texans report falling asleep behind wheel

A significant percentage of fatal wrecks may be caused by drowsy driving, according to the Centers for Disease Control. In fact, the CDC estimates 15-33 percent of all fatal wrecks may be caused from falling asleep behind the wheel.

Federal agency goes after two truck companies for safety violations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, a governmental agency with the primary mission of preventing injuries and deaths associated with commercial trucks, threw around its weight at the end of 2012 by shutting down two trucking companies for violating important safety regulations.

End of year recap regarding Eagle Ford Shale 18-wheeler truck traffic

It's been Christmas all year round for folks who work in the Texas oil and gas industry. Between the Eagle Ford Shale and Barnett Shale, and due to advancements made in hydraulic fracturing technology, drilling companies, employees and related businesses (like trucking companies) are making real money.

Safe-driving tips for Christmas Eve

As we wrote last week, Allstate Insurance says that Christmas Eve is the worst day for the number of auto accident claims in Texas. It spikes at 22 percent on December 24, making it the worst day among five for Texas drivers.

NTSB: Improper truck maintenance cause of fatal accident

Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) have found that an improperly maintained truck - bad brakes - was the likely cause of a fatal accident involving a collision between a truck and a passing train.

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