A crash involving a cattle truck leaves one dead. The accident occurred in the northbound lanes of Interstate 37 near Mathis which remains closed as transportation crews continue to clean up the wreckage. DPS troopers say a cattle truck was northbound around noon, and traveling too fast, when he clipped the back of another northbound semi. The 18-wheeler lost...Read more 0
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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...Read more 0
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...Read more 0