Tag Archives: 18-wheeler

One Dead In Semi-Truck Fire

One dead in semi-truck fire.  A crash involving 4 vehicles total claimed the life of  56-year-old Roland Duane Davis, Sr. of Terrell, Texas when his 18-wheelers crashed involving two other vehicles and another semi-truck Monday morning on Highway 281 just three miles south of Ben Bolt in Alice, TX. The four vehicles were traveling southbound at approximately 5 a.m. when a semi-truck veered to the left for an unknown reason, unable to maintain his lane. The truck rode the guard rail for a short distance before hitting the right guard rail and landing on its side, according to the Department of Public Safety Trooper Charlie Ramirez. According...
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Five Die In A Fiery Crash On I-30

Fort Worth - One of the victims of a fiery crash in Fort Worth Sunday was headed home from an engagement party with her fiance when an 18-wheeler hit her and others standing in the road trying to help the victim of an earlier crash, police said Sunday. Fort Worth police officer Tamara Pena said the first crash occurred around 2:30 a.m. Sunday when a westbound motorist drove into a concrete barrier in the center of I-30 near Oakland Boulevard. Police said they did not know what caused the initial crash. A total of 17...
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Many tractor-trailers exceed tire safety ratings

Many tractor-trailers on the roads across Texas and the nation exceed tire safety ratings and are driven faster than the 75 mph their tires are designed to handle, a practice that has been linked to wrecks and blowouts but has largely escaped the attention of highway officials.
Nearly all truck tires have been built for a maximum sustained speed of 75 mph since the middle of last decade, when drivers across the vast majority of the U.S. were allowed to go no faster than 65 or 70 mph. But 14 states, mainly west of...
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