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Tom D'Amore

Congress undoing safety changes to truck driver hours-of-service rules

Congress has passed $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill to keep the federal government running through 2016. Included in the bill: a Senate amendment to suspend the parts of the hours of service (HOS) rules for trucking safety. The Federal Motor […]

Tom D'Amore

Federal Regulations Written to Help Prevent Truck Crashes

Because of their size and weight, commercial trucks are capable of causing extremely serious injuries should an accident occur. As a result, the federal government has passed various laws holding semitruck drivers, as well as trucking companies, responsible when they […]

Tom D'Amore

5 Common Causes of Trucking Accidents

If you’ve been the victim of a trucking accident, you might not only be facing serious injuries but also questions about what caused the accident and who is responsible. Understanding some of the common causes of trucking accidents can help […]

Tom D'Amore

Collapsing under our feet

Our failure to fix roads and bridges is going to lead to more accidents and collapses, and a huge economic burden. Five years ago, our economy took a sharp dive. Since then, Congress has been unable to produce more than […]

Tom D'Amore

Bad bridges: it’s going to get worse

Yesterday, a bridge collapsed on Interstate 5, the main thoroughfare connecting Seattle, Washington to Vancouver. Although no one was killed, several people were seriously injured as their…

Chrissie Cole

Truck Spills 7,000 Gallons of Milk

In a trucking accident Thursday, a truck hauling two tankers full of milk overturned on Interstate 84, spilling 7,000 gallons of milk and stopping traffic.Crews responded on the scene at 6am and closed two lanes of traffic quickly, causing rush hour to backup.No injuries were reported and one lane remained open as the road crew worked to clean up the milk and remove the overturned trailer. As of…

Chrissie Cole

Driver Injured when Armored Truck Strikes Vehicle

An armored truck crashed into the back of a pickup truck, injuring the driver on Interstate 5, Monday.The driver was traveling northbound on I-5 at approximately 10:40am when his pickup truck was hit from behind by an Oregon Armored Services armored truck. He was transported by ambulance to Mercy Medical Center where he was treated and released.The drivers of the armored truck were not injured…

Chrissie Cole

Man Assisting Co-Worker Dies in Trucking Accident

A man died in a trucking accident while assisting his co-worker. At approximately 12:30pm on Friday, Gregory Striker, was helping a co-worker who was trying to park a semi trailer, when he fell beneath the wheels of the very trailer he was guiding.Apparently, Striker was standing on the road between a “lowboy” trailer and a pivoting dolly that was being towed behind it. Striker may have been…

Staff Writer

Major rollover truck accident on I-5 South

Just last month, a rollover accident involving a semi truck on Interstate 5 just south of Creswell left the freeway closed most of the day, according to a Salem-News report on December 11.The truck was hauling a trailer with 30 tons of almonds when it collided with a concrete construction barrier, casing it to turn over on its side. The accident blocked both lanes of traffic and spilled roughly…

Staff Writer

Asphalt truck and car collide in Washington County

Truck vs car collisions can have serious consequences for the car occupants, like this truck accident story from kgw.com. Serious injuries and large medical expenses mean that a successful claim for personal injury is important for the car occupants’ to get out of a mountain of debt. Finding the right lawyer is the best first step for protecting your rights or your loved ones’ rights when…