Commercial Trucking News

Fatal Tank Truck Crash Near Orla New Mexico

September 1, 2016

Fatal crash on FM 652 near Orla in Lea County, NM involving two tanker trucks.

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Truck Driver Awarded $200,000 and Reinstatement Following Coercion Case

August 4, 2016

A truck driver for Neier, Inc. was awarded a large sum of money for back pay, attorney’s fees, as well as punitive and compensatory damages after he was wrongfully fired for refusing to accept a load that would have caused him to violate federal hours of service limits. A driver has the right to refuse a load if it will cause him to violate safety rules or if it will threaten safety, like requiring him to operate while tired and inattentive. RSA supports the federal government’s efforts to ensure that truck drivers are not forced to drive as this creates an industry culture that promotes unsafe driving behaviors.

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Improper Loading Causes Wrongful Death

June 2, 2016

Improper loading causes wrongful death of truck driver. The Krist Law Firm of Houston, Texas along with The Schmidt Firm, PLLC of Dallas, Texas and Santa Fe, New Mexico, reached a successful resolution for the family of a truck driver. The truck driver was killed when equipment being improperly loaded to his flat bed tractor-trailer fell on top of him. The family settled with the Houston based company for $6,750,000.00.

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Kasey Mckenzie Killed By Monster Truck

June 1, 2016

Jury awards $10.5 million dollar verdict to family of Casey McKenzie who was killed by a monster truck driven by a man who was obviously intoxicated and over served alcoholic beverages at a club.

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Horse Trailer And Semi Truck Collide

April 1, 2016

Horse trailer and semi truck collide in Torrance County, NM

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Jury Awards 5 5m To Victims Family After Fedex Fatal Crash

February 27, 2016

Truck driver medical condition cause of fatal bus accident.

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Overturned Semi Hazmat Situation Closes Nm 68 Velarde

December 21, 2015

Overturned semi truck on NM 68 between Velarde and Embudo.

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Truck Driver Says He Blacked Out Before Fatal Tour Bus Wreck

December 14, 2015

Wrongful death case against Federal Express in Albuquerque Federal Court awarded multi-million verdict.

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Overturned Semi Truck Causes Multi Vehicle Crash

August 20, 2015

Overturned semi-truck in Albuquerque causes multi-vehicle crash.

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