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Wal-Mart Sues Insurers for Alleged Breach of Contract in Morgan Settlement Case

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. recently filed a lawsuit against a number of its commercial excess liability insurers. The lawsuit alleges that the insurers are delaying to pay claims related to the giant retailer’s personal injury settlement paid to actor Tracy Morgan …

Women Truckers Outperform Men; More Recruited to Ease Labor Shortage

Female truckers are sliding into long-haul cabs as companies seek to end a U.S. driver shortage, and they’re proving to be better behind the wheel than men. That’s no surprise to Stephanie Klang, 57, who used to drive in a …

Confessions of an Underage, Unlicensed Truck Driver

American Trucking Associations executive Howard Abramson recently made a case in the New York Times for higher safety standards for trucks. It’s not hard to understand why: Large trucks were involved in at least 327,000 traffic accidents in 2013, killing almost 4,000 …

U.S. Safety Board Criticizes Emergency Response in Tracy Morgan Crash

Federal safety officials who reviewed a highway crash in New Jersey that badly injured comedian Tracy Morgan and killed a friend were sharply critical of the emergency response to it and are urging the state to establish minimum standards, but …

U.S. Safety Board Focuses on Driver Fatigue in Tracy Morgan Crash

A Wal-Mart Stores Inc. driver who struck a limo van carrying comic Tracy Morgan last year had been awake for 28 hours and worked almost 14 hours at the time of the accident, U.S. investigators found. The National Transportation Safety …

National Transportation Safety Board to Hold Hearing on Tracy Morgan Crash

Federal investigators will meet this week to determine the probable cause of the accident that injured actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and killed one of his friends. The National Transportation Safety Board scheduled a meeting for Tuesday morning in Washington, D.C. A …

Mississippi Officials Want U.S. Long-Haul Truck Proposal Squashed

Mississippi’s transportation commissioners are urging U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran to help squash a proposal that would force the state to allow larger double-trailer trucks on its roads. “I don’t like Congress mandating that states do this,” said Central District Transportation …

Georgia Announces $10 Million Truck Safety Campaign

Georgia will spend $10 million to add officers to the state law-enforcement division focused on watching and inspecting commercial trucks, Gov. Deal announced June 11 along a stretch of interstate where tractor-trailers recently caused a pair of crashes that killed …

Wal-Mart Settles With Tracy Morgan Over Turnpike Crash Suit

Tracy Morgan and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. settled the actor-comedian’s lawsuit over a New Jersey Turnpike crash that had left him in a coma for days and killed another comedian. Morgan was riding in a van that was struck from behind …

Alabama Lawmakers Dismiss Bill Barring Teens from Riding in Truck Beds

Alabama lawmakers won’t bar teens from riding in the back of pickup trucks after most acknowledged they’ve ridden back there too. The Alabama House of Representatives refused to debate a bill last week that would prohibit kids under 19 from …