Posts Tagged ‘trucking accident’

More on the San Marcos-New Braunfels Mares Bus Crash

Additional information is slowly being released about last week’s tragic bus crash near the San Marcos outlet malls. As I originally predicted, it appears that the crash was caused by driver fatigue.  Police are now alleging that the driver, Jesus Basio-Ramirez, fell asleep while driving the bus.  I am not surprised at all.  As I orginally…

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Underride Trucking Accidents – They Don't Have To Be Deadly

The underride trucking accident — where a car rear-ends a truck and slides underneath — is almost always serious, usually fatal.  But they don’t have to be that way. Federal motor carrier regualtions require most trailers to have rear impact guards to prevent just this type of underride accident.  But a new study by the…

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A Trucking Accident In My Neighborhood

It’s not every day that a trucking accident occurs in a neighborhood street in my neighborhood.  But that’s exactly what happened this morning when an 18 wheeler rolled over on Red Bud Trail near Stratford Lane.  For those of you familiar with Austin, you know this is a small, windy road.  At this point, speculation is…

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Austin / I35 Trucking Accident Shows The Dangers Of I35

There was a tragic trucking accident yesterday on I35 near downtown.  Around 9:15 a.m., near the 6th-12th street exit on I35, a truck rear-ended another car, and likely caused a four car collision, though investigations are still underway.  Courtney Longbotham, of Waco, was killed and several others were seriously injured.  The early reports have included speculation that…

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Weary Truckers Create A Risk For I35 Trucking Accidents

IH 35 is a bit unique in that it spans from the southern border with Mexico to the northern border with Canada.  But no matter where you are along the highway, you face a grave danger of being involved in a trucking accident.  And yesterday’s Minneapolis Star Tribune had a good article, based in large…

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What's The Problem With The Trucking Industry Texting While Driving Ban?

  As many of you know, in January, the US Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced that they would begin  implementing guidelines that banned drivers of commercial vehicles, such as large trucks and buses, from texting while driving.    I didn’t think many people would be opposed to such a regulation. …

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Beware The Dangers Of Pulling Over On The Side Of The Road

I received a news story of a trucking wreck on IH 35 in Oklahoma where two gentlemen, Phillip Martin and Brian Robertson, were having car troubles.  They pulled over to the side of the road, got out of their vehicle, and went to sit against the passenger side of their truck in the shade until help…

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Trucking Accident Danger: Sleep Apnea

One of the hot topics in trucking news for the last few years has been that of sleep apnea.  Sleep apnea is a medical condition that prevents its victims from getting a good night’s sleep, ensuring that they are drowsy all day long.  You can imagine the dangers that truck drivers with sleep apnea might…

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