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  • Wal-Mart and Tracy Morgan agree on a settlement

    May 29, 2015

    A horrific crash on the New Jersey Turnpike killed one man and left comedian Tracy Morgan with serious injuries. The crash happened on June 7, 2014. Though the legal process has been long and complex, reports have now come out that the two sides have agreed to terms on a settlement. However, they did not […]

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  • What are the rules regarding tiedowns for cargo securement?

    May 13, 2015

    When most people think of a truck accident, they likely think of a semi-truck crashing into another vehicle. However, that is not the only way that an accident can occur that involves a commercial vehicle. Another common cause of accidents involves trucks that lose their loads or part of their loads. In an effort to […]

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  • Holding trucking companies accountable for accidents

    April 19, 2015

    Most all of us who live and/or work here in New Jersey find ourselves sharing the road with tractor-trailers. Besides the New Jersey Turnpike, these vehicles, sometimes loaded with flammable or other dangerous materials, can be found at all hours on roadways throughout the state. Because truck drivers have the potential to cause serious injury […]

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  • The rise in deadly tractor trailer accidents

    March 25, 2015

    Like it or not, Bergen County commuters deal with large amounts of truck traffic every day. Across the country, almost 4,000 people die in semi-truck accidents annually, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Fatal large truck accidents occur at the rate of about 11 per day nationwide, but news reports are so widespread […]

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  • Federal judge denies driver’s request to stall lawsuit

    February 23, 2015

    The truck driver who was involved in the fatal Tracy Morgan crash that happened on the New Jersey Turnpike recently filed a motion requesting that the federal judge hearing the case against Wal-Mart halt it. The man’s request was denied, and he is apparently requesting the judge reconsider her decision. In addition to the federal […]

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  • Truck driver who crashed into philanthropist pleads guilty

    February 12, 2015

    A truck driver who was driving a Mack truck when he rear-ended a philanthropist’s vehicle at a stoplight in West Windsor last year pleaded guilty to causing death by auto on Feb. 3. With the plea came an admission that the truck driver was driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the […]

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  • Large trucks and the dangers they can pose

    February 04, 2015

    Sharing the road with a large truck can be difficult in a place as tightly developed as New Jersey. The risks to both the driver of the truck and any vehicles around them are serious. Recent studies released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration imply that passenger vehicles may bear some of the risk […]

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  • NTSB pushes for trucking safety improvements in 2015

    January 26, 2015

    During a recent news conference, a spokesperson for the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board stated that trucking safety should be a higher priority in the U.S. Last June, comedian Tracy Morgan was injured in a trucking accident on a New Jersey turnpike, and in September, four members of a college softball team were killed in […]

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  • Paperwork requirements eliminated for trucking professionals

    December 31, 2014

    New Jersey truck drivers and trucking companies may appreciate the relief that they will experience as the result of a Dec. 18 rule implemented by the Department of Transportation. Previously, daily paperwork required of trucking professionals accounted for more than 46 million hours of time annually. Reports of vehicle inspections were required even when there […]

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  • 4-vehicle crash on the NJ Turnpike injures 10

    December 22, 2014

    On Dec. 17, 10 passengers on a New Jersey Transit bus were injured in a multi-vehicle accident on the New Jersey Turnpike in Linden. Officials believe the accident, which happened just before 8 a.m., was caused by a semitrailer driver who made an improper pass. According to a preliminary investigation, the chain-reaction collision occurred when […]

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