Business, Safety

In Ohio, Large Trucks Get the Blame, but Car Drivers Cause Majority of Wrecks

Jamie Rector/Bloomberg News

Nationwide, fatal crashes involving large trucks and buses have dropped for decades. But with more trucks and more small cars on the road, the number of truck-involved crashes on Ohio roads has been rising in recent years.

Thomas Gnau | Daily News (Dayton, Ohio)
September 13, 2016
Business, Safety

DA Moves to Have Charges Dropped Against Total Transportation of Mississippi

A Georgia district attorney requested on July 6 that five vehicular homicide charges and two lesser counts against Total Transportation of Mississippi resulting from an April 2015 crash be dismissed.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
July 7, 2016
Business, Safety

Total Transportation President Says Company Will Fight Charges

John Stomps, president of Total Transportation of Mississippi, responded June 21 to the recent indictment of his company in Bryan County, Georgia, in the wake of the April 2015 crash that killed five Georgia Southern University nursing students and injured two others.

June 21, 2016
Business, Safety

Four Families Settle Georgia Truck Accident Lawsuits

Total Transportation of Mississippi, the employer of a tractor-trailer driver blamed for a fiery interstate crash that killed five Georgia nursing students, has agreed to settle multiple wrongful death lawsuits for large sums, with at least one victim’s family receiving $14 million, attorneys in the case said April 20.

April 22, 2016
Business, Safety

Most Truck Crashes Occur During Daytime, Data Provider Vigillo Says

Peter Thoeny/Flickr

A two-year compilation of federal crash data shows that most fatal, injury and tow-away truck-involved crashes occur during daytime hours, peaking from about 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., according to Data-analytics provider Vigillo.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 11, 2015
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Extends Comment Period on Crash Weighting

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said it will accept comments for an additional month on its crash-weighting analysis published in January.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
February 19, 2015
Business, Safety, Autonomous

Crash Death Rate Declines

Large trucks traveled nearly 6 billion more miles on U.S. roads in 2013 than in 2012, and did so with greater safety results, according to American Trucking Associations’ calculations of federal data.

February 9, 2015
Business, Safety

Traffic Deaths Drop 4% in First 6 Months, National Safety Council Estimates


About 16,180 people died in motor vehicle crashes in the first six months of 2014, a 4% decline from the same period last year, the National Safety Council said.

August 14, 2014
Business, Safety

Fatigue in National Spotlight After Deadly Crash in N.J.

The truck-involved crash that critically injured comedian Tracy Morgan and killed a colleague is shining a spotlight on highway safety and driver fatigue as Congress simultaneously tackles those issues.

June 16, 2014
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Crash-Fault Study Due Soon

FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro — TT File Photo

A long-awaited Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration study looking at how federal regulators can assess fault for truck crashes on motor carrier Compliance, Safety, Accountability records has been completed, along with a peer review, and is expected to be released soon, a top agency official said.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
May 1, 2014