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Rick Shapiro

Bad Brakes on Big Rigs Mean Bad News for North Carolinians

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently discovered that brake problems raise the risk for serious commercial truck crashes by nearly 400 percent. Researchers who analyzed reports of wrecks involving box trucks and tractor-trailers in North Carolina also discovered […]

Randy Appleton

Three Children and One Adult Killed in Gruesome S.C. Truck Accident

A grisly truck accident killed three children – all under the age of 10 – and an adult. The horrific crash occurred at approximately 4 a.m. on Interstate 95 in Yemassee, South Carolina. According to officials with the Colleton County […]

Rick Shapiro

Big Rig Driver Charged in Fatal NC Crash

The North Carolina Highway Patrol has charged a tractor trailer driver in an accident that killed a teenager in Gaston County last week. State troopers reported that the driver of the big rig was pulled over on the shoulder of […]

Rick Shapiro

South Carolina Troopers Charge Big Rig Driver in Fatal Hit and Run

South Carolina state troopers have charged a tractor trailer driver in Chester County SC in an accident that led to the death of a North Carolina woman on Feb. 7. The truck driver has been identified as Stevie Wolfe Breland, […]

Rick Shapiro

Log Truck Wreck in North Carolina Kills One

A log truck slammed into a car in Powellsville, North Carolina today, killing the car driver. North Carolina State Police reported that the driver was going south on US-13 when his car was T-boned by an International tractor trailer carrying […]

Randy Appleton

Awful Roanoke Rapids/Halifax Amtrak Train Wreck Highlights Dangers at Railroad Crossings

An Amtrak train collided with a commercial tractor-trailer in Halifax County, North Carolina (NC)recently. Over 40 people suffered injuries in this horrific collision. The impact was so severe that it caused a portion of the Amtrak train to derail. This […]

Jim Lewis

North Carolina Mom Pushes for Better Truck Safety After Fatal Wreck

A year after Marianne Karth lost her two daughters in a car-tractor trailer crash, the Rocky Mount, NC mother is pushing for new safety rules for trucks across the US. Karth was driving on I-20 in Georgia last May, when she […]

Jim Lewis

Truck Driver Distracted By Porn On Cell Phone Crashes Into Stopped Vehicles

In an alarming case that demonstrates the increasing dangers posed by personal electronic devices being used behind the wheel, a truck driver in Arizona has been charged after crashing his big rig into three cop cars. Not only did the […]

Kevin Duffan

Truck Safety Group Pushes North Carolina Lawmakers To Implement Stricter Tractor-Trailer Regulation

Three different families came together recently to press lawmakers in North Carolina to push for stricter requirements on truckers. Specifically, the family members advocated for increases in the amount of insurance truckers must carry, limits on truck weight and size […]

Kevin Duffan

NTSB Study Concludes Changes Needed to Safety Rules for Single-Unit Trucks

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently announced the results of a safety study it conducted on single-unit truck crashes. Single-unit trucks are large trucks that have a gross…