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FMCSA Declares Truck Driver A Hazard

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WASHINGTON, DC (TruckingNewsNow.com) (Source: FMCSA) — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Jean Lafortune, Jr., of North Carolina to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce.  Lafortune was served the federal order on July 22, 2021. On three occasions, Feb.

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Truck Driver Arrested In Indiana Death

RURAL ROCHESTER, IN (TruckingNewsNow.com) (Source: Indiana State Police) — Today, May 28, 2021, an investigation into a crash that occurred on May 10, 2021, has resulted in the arrest of Andrew King, 35, rural Rochester, IN. Indiana State Police Sergeant Rick Brown served King with a Miami Superior Court I arrest warrant alleging criminal charges for reckless homicide and false

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Attorney Joe Ervin Joins The Law Firm For Truck Safety, Focuses On Oklahoma

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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (TruckingNewsNow.com) — Trial Attorney Joe Ervin knows that safety begins with accountability. He’s made it his mission to hold unsafe trucking companies accountable following crashes that leave motorists injured or dead. A former insurance defense attorney, Ervin is skilled at cutting through layers of corporate and legal protection to uncover the truth.   Ervin is joining the

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Fuel Truck Crash Leaves one Dead In Maryland

Frederick County, MD — (TruckingNewsNow.com) (Maryland State Police Verbatim) — State Police are investigating a diesel fuel truck crash that killed one person Tuesday in Frederick County. At about 3 p.m. troopers from the Maryland State Police Frederick Barrack responded to a report of a single-vehicle crash on westbound I-70 near Exit 68 in Mount Airy. According to a preliminary

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Safety Advocates, Victims, Attorneys Call On Trucking Industry To Set Underride Guard Standard

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RALEIGH, NC (TruckingNewsNow.com) — The trucking industry must adopt new standards for side underrides, according to the families of victims needlessly killed in preventable truck crashes.  In a town hall-style meeting held Friday, U.S. Senator Kirstin Gillbrand (D-NY), who introduced underride legislation in 2017, said she understands that side underride guards can keep motorists alive. “We know that adding side underride guards

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Indiana State Police Arrest Truck Driver On Multiple Charges

SEYMOUR, IN (TruckingNewsNow.com) (Source: ISP Verbatim Advisory) — Today, February 14, 2021, a truck driver was arrested on numerous charges after leaving the scene of a crash on I-65 in Jackson County, Indiana. At approximately 10:30 am, Trooper Tia Hunt responded to a semi tractor trailer parked on the shoulder of I-65 Northbound near the 53 mile marker, just north

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