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  • Trucker escapes from fiery wreck

    December 16, 2014

    A multi-vehicle accident on Route 78 in New Jersey has killed a 24-year-old man from Chatham and left a 35-year-old man from New York in the hospital. According to reports, the truck that the New York man was driving burst into flames and left him with grave injuries. Police reports indicate that the accident happened […]

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  • Collision avoidance technology mandates

    December 09, 2014

    Safety on busy New Jersey roads is a major concern of motorists especially with regard to commercial vehicles that can do a lot of damage in the event of an accident. Unexpected conditions or actions of drivers can result in a serious accident, but technology exists that can aid drivers minimize the potential for wrecks. […]

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  • Recent Truck Accidents May Lead to Increased Regulations

    November 24, 2014

    Commercial vehicles and trucks pose a significant threat on the roadways, not only because of their sheer size and weight but also because their drivers are asked to work long hours under frequently extreme conditions. If a truck driver drifts out of consciousness, even for a second, an accident can cause devastating damage and significant […]

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  • Truck drivers limited to federal hours of service

    November 11, 2014

    Pennsylvania resident might be interested to learn that truckers are explicitly limited in how much driving they can do each day. In 2011, the federal government published a Final Rule for truck drivers’ hours of service, mandating that commercial drivers operate no more than 11 hours daily and work a total of 14 hours each day. […]

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  • New Jersey teen killed in tractor-trailer collision

    October 17, 2014

    An 18-year-old was killed early on Oct. 9 when his pickup truck was hit by a tractor-trailer, according to a statement released by the Green Brook Chief of Police. A bystander who attempted to help the driver out of the pickup was seriously injured. The incident occurred at the intersection of Route 22 East and […]

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  • Fatal Bergen County truck crash results in charges against driver

    August 14, 2014

    A tractor-trailer driver faces criminal charges after a car accident that left one man dead and several people injured on June 9. The 55-year-old man was allegedly using a cellphone at the time of the crash. The accident occurred in the southbound lanes of the New Jersey Turnpike in Carlstadt shortly before 5 p.m. Police […]

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  • Charges filed against truck driver in fatal New Jersey crash

    July 28, 2014

    Authorities have charged the driver of a dump truck that rear-ended a car at a red light with death by auto. The force of the crash pushed both vehicles across a park and ended with the car submerged in a Lawrence lake beneath the truck, resulting in the death of the 58-year-old Trenton man who […]

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  • Regulations in place to prevent truck driver fatigue

    July 26, 2014

    Drivers living in New Jersey may find some relief in knowing that new federal regulations for truck drivers took effect on July 1, 2013. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration first announced the regulations, which were designed to reduce fatigue for truck drivers on the road, in December 2011. Trucking companies were given 18 months […]

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  • Truck driver kills police officer in the line of duty

    July 21, 2014

    On July 17, a New Jersey police officer was killed while checking for speeders on the shoulder of Route 17 in Waldwick. At the time of the accident, the 32-year-old police officer had been operating radar in an unmarked police car near the intersection of Bergen Avenue. When the driver of a tractor-trailer lost control […]

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  • 3 dead in Bergen County truck accident

    June 30, 2014

    A Bergen County accident left three people dead and two others injured on June 24. The trucking accident occurred just after 12:30 p.m. in Mahwah on northbound Interstate 287. One of the vehicles involved in the accident, a cement truck, was stopped on the shoulder near exit 66 after it became disabled. Three people were […]

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