Big Rig Driver Sought in Hit and Run in North Carolina

Police in Henderson NC are searching for a tractor trailer driver who slammed into a person in a wheelchair, killing him. The truck driver fled the scene.

The crash occurred on Oct. 22 at 9 PM, at East Andrews Ave and US 1 in Henderson. Police...

Critics Wary of New Laws That Would Allow Bigger Trucks

A highway bill in the US Congress that could pass soon would enact new federal standards that would let tractor trailers to be bigger than ever.

The length of the new double trailers, which now stands at 28 feet, could be increased to 33 feet....

Scared of Truck Crashes? Remember These Safety Tips

In Georgia, the state started to cut back on big rig inspections a few years ago, which led to tractor trailer crashes occurring more often. Some of those crashes involved passenger cars, with predictable results: serious injuries and deaths in...

Lawsuit Filed in West Virginia for Fatal Truck Crash

A tractor trailer driver in West Virginia lost control of his rig last June on a wet road and crashed into a bridge support, killing himself and his wife. A passenger in the truck, the sister of the wife, was severely injured and has filed a...

New Federal Law Would Allow 91,000 Lb. Rigs

By Randy Appleton, Virginia Trucking Accident Attorney

A Republican congressman from Wisconsin announced last Thursday that he would introduce a bill that would allow 91,000 lb., six-axle tractor trailers on US...

Alabama Company Recalls 6800 Tractor Trailer Hitches After Fatal Crash

A company in Alabama - Fontaine Fifth Wheel - has agreed to recall 6800 tractor trailer hitches, one of which was believed to have failed in a Ohio wreck last year that killed two men.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration started...