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Truck Driver Shortage Blamed for Rise in Semi Accidents

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Blame the internet or Amazon if you like, but there is a truck driver shortage in the United States. More than ever, folks are having stuff delivered to their door. The demand for truck drivers is high and the supply may be lower than what the current demand requires. Some have speculated that this… Read More »

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Michelin and Takata Beat $80M Lawsuit

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Michelin and Takata won’t have to face an $80 million verdict alleging that a defective Michelin tire and a faulty Takata seat belt caused traumatic brain injuries for one driver. The driver was driving a 2005 Chevy Trailblazer in Fort Pierce, Florida in 2009. According to the complaint, the SUV was traveling on I-95… Read More »

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Ambulance Tires Blow Out in Virginia

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A patient in the back of the ambulance alongside the EMT who was caring for him remember first hearing a loud noise like a shotgun blast. The ambulance suddenly jerked left. The driver was able to successfully maneuver the vehicle to the shoulder of the highway. Less than two weeks later, another similar incident… Read More »

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Two People Left Dead After Semi Tire Explodes

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An accident involving two semi-trucks and passenger car left two dead in Ohio on September 17th, 2019. Investigators determined that the cause of the crash was a tire blowout. The first semi was driving southbound when the left front tire blew out. The truck crossed the median, heading into oncoming traffic. The truck struck… Read More »

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Elected Official Killed in Tire Blowout Accident

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Two died in a crash on the I-71, one of whom was Karen Stutrud of Oregonia. She was the fiscal officer of Washington Twp. The crash that took one other life shut down the highway in both directions. The other fatality was Timothy Brown Sr. who was 55 years of age. The crash occurred… Read More »

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Bus Accident in China Blamed on Tire Blowout

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

A bus accident in China that claimed the lives of 36 people and injured 36 others is being blamed on a tire blowout. Generally, when you hear about an accident involving a large vehicle, like a bus or a tractor-trailer, and that large vehicle swerves over a median into oncoming traffic, there are two… Read More »

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Technology Makes Modern Retreads Safer

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Most folks agree that retreads are generally safe and they play a vital role in the trucking industry where tires are worn down quickly and awfully expensive. Today, however, retreads are safer than ever thanks to technological advances that are helping to change minds about the safety retreads. Retread tires have a bad reputation… Read More »

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Tire Failure Blamed for Fatal Rollover Crash

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A Kansas man died recently after a tire failed on his pickup truck leading to a rollover crash. The accident happened at 6:43 AM. The man was driving a 2008 Ford F-250. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say that the man’s rear driver-side tire failed leading to the accident. The pickup… Read More »

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Tire Blowout Accident Leads to One Death

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A tire blowout accident turned fatal in Oklahoma. One passenger was killed after the driver’s side rear tire blew out on the highway. The passenger, 74-year-old Gonzalo Arrendondo was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was flown to a nearby hospital in good condition. An investigation is still underway as to the cause… Read More »

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Factors Contributing to Large Truck Tire Blowouts

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Large trucking companies are required by law to conduct inspections of their tires on a routine basis, conduct inspections of their tires before leaving on a delivery, and conduct inspections of their tires while their trucks are out on the road after each day. It is largely because they fail to conduct these inspections… Read More »

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