ATA offers California idling survey
April 30, 2007 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment
The American Trucking Associations has been asked by the California Air Resources Board to help gauge how prepared trucking companies are for an upcoming change in the state’s idling laws.
Beginning Jan. 1, 2008, sleeping or resting in a sleeper berth will not be exempt from California’s statewide five-minute idling limit. Once the change takes effect, [...]
Crash claims eight lives
April 28, 2007 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment
A Sturgis man was one of eight people killed on the I-80/90 Toll Road near Bristol Thursday morning.
Mark S. Repp of Sturgis was the driver of a Ford 150 pickup truck and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Troopers from the Indiana State Police said that three semis and four vehicles were involved in the crash.
One injured when lost cement load causes chain of vehicle accidents
April 27, 2007 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment
HUNTINGTON — Interstate 64 re-opened about 9:40 a.m. Thursday, about one hour after a flat-bed truck lost a portion of its load just west of the Hal Greer Boulevard exit.
Police and witnesses said the truck was hauling powdered cement, but some of the load exploded into a cloud of dust when it fell off the [...]
4 die in Kentucky truck-SUV collision
SPRINGFIELD, Ky. — A woman and three children were killed today when the sport-utility vehicle in which they were riding collided with a tractor-trailer truck on a Central Kentucky highway, officials said.
The SUV was headed south on Ky. 55 when it crossed the median and struck the truck, said Len Benedict, a deputy coroner in [...]
Meyers says Michael Kozlowski’s truck flipped at 70 mph
HUDSON — The prosecution’s final scheduled witness in the two-week trial of Michael Kozlowski said Tuesday afternoon that the truck driver was going roughly 70 mph when he flipped the tractor trailer across both lanes of Interstate 94.
Kozlowski, 24, of Schererville, Ind., is on in the October 2005 fatal crash involving a bus carrying members [...]
Empty tank on trailer falls onto road
SAN DIEGO – A tractor-trailer rig overturned on Interstate 805 in Mission Valley tonight and an empty tank fell off the trailer and plummeted onto Camino del Rio South, authorities said.
No injuries were reported.
Fearing that the tank might have contained hazardous chemicals, San Diego police and the California Highway Patrol blocked lanes and closed [...]
Two die in fiery crash near Citra
CITRA — Two Ocala women, apparently leaving a bar and driving down the wrong side of U.S. 301, died in a fiery crash late Tuesday night after their vehicle slammed head-on into a tractor trailer.
The accident occurred just before 11 p.m., a couple miles south of Citra. Crews with the Marion County Fire-Rescue had received [...]
Barr-Nunn Offers $1,000 Sign-on Bonus
April 23, 2007 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment
Barr-Nunn Transportation Inc., Granger, Iowa, has just announced an increase in the sign-on bonus for owner-operators and company drivers who graduate from orientation now through May 4. The company driver sign-on bonus has just been raised to $1,000 and is given in addition to Practical Mile Pay, Band Pay on all complete loads [...]
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