Recently, there have been a myriad of well publicized, severe accidents along Texas highways that have involved motorists and 18-wheelers. In that vein there have been recent proposals in the United States Congress that could have an effect on the safety of the driving public throughout the Country and more specifically, Texas. There is currently a push by the trucking industry to change transportation regulations and allow bigger and heavier 18-wheeler trucks to travel the highways.
In August of 2006, Angela Lindner and her two sons were crushed and killed by a three-axle Intercontinental 9400 semitrailer that slammed into their minivan. Dan Lindner lost his wife and children instantly.