Increasing Number of Missouri Big Rig Accidents

From 2010 to 2011 the number of deaths from big rig accidents on Missouri roads has been increasing.   While 2010 saw 105 deaths from commercial truck accidents, in 2011 the number was increased to 120. The trucking industry in the U.S. is huge and Missouri sees a lot of those semis and big rigs … Read more

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Accidents involving commercial trucks happen every day. This multi-billion dollar industry is good at transporting cargo from one place to another quickly and efficiently, but unfortunately in the process sometimes the hurry to get somewhere can cause an accident. These accidents can then result in catastrophic injuries and loss for those involved. Trucks are able … Read more

Safety Precautions Around 18-Wheelers & Semi Trucks

Be extra cautious and alert while driving near semi trucks. When driving close to a huge 18-wheeler, semi truck, or tractor trailer on the highway, many of us get an uneasy feeling. This happens for a good reason. These vehicles are incredibly dangerous and we should absolutely be extra cautious when we are driving anywhere … Read more

Semi Truck Accident In Missouri Shuts Down Interstate 44

The Missouri State Highway Patrol closed Eastbound Interstate 44 near I-270 Tuesday, July 23, following an accident that involved a semi truck and several cars. An accident that had taken place in the westbound lanes had directed the attention of drivers heading eastbound away from the road. Traffic had slowed due to the accident as … Read more

Semi Truck Carrying 5,400 Gallons Of Fuel Overturns

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When the trucks contain thousands of pounds of material, they can become even more dangerous. On Wednesday, July 24, just south of Eldon, Missouri, a semi truck that was transporting fuel overturned on U.S. Highway 54. The Missouri State Highway Patrol got a call around 2:00 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, relating that a tanker truck had … Read more

Distracted Driving Causes Semi Truck Accident

In Washington, an enormous semi truck that was carrying thousands of pounds of bread, blocked all of Interstate 405’s southbound lanes, after it overturned during the morning commute on June 4. The crash happened around 7 a.m. There were no serious injuries, though several people sustained minor injuries and were clearly shaken up after the … Read more