Business, Safety

Boeing Has Settled Almost All Lion Air Crash-Death Claims

Search and rescue team members work at the crash site in Indonesia on Oct. 29, 2018. Search and rescue team members work at the crash site in Indonesia on Oct. 29, 2018. (Rony Zakaria/Bloomberg News)

Boeing Co. said it settled 90% of the wrongful death claims filed in a U.S. court over the 2018 crash of a 737 Max jet operated by Lion Air.

Janan Hanna | Bloomberg News
July 8, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Study: Autonomous Vehicles Won’t Make Roads Completely Safe

An Audi AI:ME self-driving concept vehicle is displayed at the CES tech show. An Audi AI:ME self-driving concept vehicle is displayed at the CES tech show in Las Vegas in January. (John Locher/Associated Press)

A new study says that while autonomous vehicle technology has great promise to reduce crashes, it may not be able to prevent all mishaps caused by human error.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
June 4, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

‘Spotter’ in 2017 Staged Accidents in New Orleans Pleads Guilty

New Orleans highway sign ablokhin/Getty Images

The sixth member of a New Orleans-area ring that has staged accidents with unsuspecting tractor-trailers has pleaded guilty for his role as a “spotter,” or untruthful witness.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 3, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Five Plead Guilty to Staging Truck Crashes in New Orleans Area

Staging Truck Crashes A stretch of Interstate 10 in New Orleans, near where a disputed accident involving Whitestone Transportation was alleged to have occurred. (Google Maps)

Five individuals accused of participating in a two-year conspiracy to stage accidents with tractor-trailers in the New Orleans area have pleaded guilty to federal wire fraud charges.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 11, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

NHTSA Reports Spike in Large-Truck Occupant Fatalities

Large-Truck Occupant Fatalities Highway traffic on Interstate 65 in Shepherdsville, Ky. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Department of Transportation officials centered on an optimistic but guarded message Oct. 3: Roadway fatalities were down 2% year-over-year in 2017, but that did not necessarily indicate an across-the-board trend.

Joe Antoshak | Staff Writer
October 4, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, TCA

Pioneering Tanker Driver's Passing Mourned by Alaska Trucking Community

Dalton Highway outside of Deadhorse, Alaska Dalton Highway outside of Deadhorse, Alaska. (Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities via AP)

Joy Wiebe, a Dalton Highway veteran said to be the only woman driving fuel tankers to Alaska’s Prudhoe Bay oil fields, died in a rollover crash early on Aug. 24.

Zaz Hollander | Anchorage (Alaska) Daily News
August 29, 2018
Business, Technology, Safety

TruNorth Introduces App for Breakdown Claims Processing

Warranty programs provider TruNorth launched an app designed to help truckers get back on the road faster after a breakdown.

November 6, 2017
Business, Safety

Stretch of I-75 Closed Following Deadly Weekend Pileup in Fla.

Florida state police were investigating a huge weekend pileup on Interstate 75 near Gainesville, Fla., that killed 10 people as cars and trucks drove into dense fog and smoke, and a section of the highway remained closed Monday, news services reported.

January 30, 2012
Perspective, Business, Safety

Opinion: The First 24 Hours After an Accident

Any commercial carrier accident involving personal injury or property damage has lawsuit potential, and the public is usually quick to blame the truck driver.

April 29, 2010