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Widow’s Lawsuit Over Fatal Chesapeake Bay Plunge to be Heard

NORFOLK, Va. — A trial involving a widow’s lawsuit filed over the death of her husband who was killed when his tractor-trailer plunged over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel is scheduled to begin on Tuesday in a Virginia court. The Virginian-Pilot …

Feds Order Truck Makers to Add Anti-Rollover Technology

Makers of heavy-duty trucks in two years must add electronic stability-control systems to new vehicles, an effort by the U.S. government to prevent rollover crashes that kill about 300 drivers a year and injure 3,000 others. The technology uses engine …

Watchdogs Say Trucking-Friendly Plan Not Concerned With Safety

A multimillion lobbying push by FedEx Corp. and other freight carriers may be about to open U.S. highways to a new generation of bigger truck trailers even as watchdogs warn the price will be roadway carnage. A $55.3 billion transportation …

Federal Agency Wants to Cap Big Rig Speeds to Fix Tire Issue

The nation’s highway safety chief says his agency will push for quick action on a regulation requiring electronic speed limiters on big rigs. It may also contact states about speed limits that are higher than commercial truck tires are designed …