NTSB makes Update on Crash in Kentucky that Killed 11
May 14, 2010 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment
In its continuing investigation of the highway accident that killed 11 people near Munfordville, Kentucky, in March, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has developed the following factual information:
On Friday March 26, 2010, at approximately 5:17 a.m. CDT, a 76,660-pound tractor-trailer combination truck traveling southbound on I-65 near Munfordville, KY, departed the left travel [...]
Ambulance Chasing Lawyers – Trying To Get Rich Off Trucking
March 31, 2010 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment
This morning when I started my daily routine of searching for news articles about trucking and the drivers and the industry, one particular news article caught my attention fairly quick. It was titled “Trucking firm involved in 11-person fatal crash had poor safety rating.” The courier journal from Louisville, KY. reported that the trucking company [...]
Speak English well, or get a ticket
June 18, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · 3 Comments
Tuscaloosa, Ala. —- Manuel Castillo was driving a truck through Alabama hauling onions from Georgia and left with a $500 ticket for something he didn’t think he was doing: speaking English poorly.
Castillo, who was stopped on his way back to California, said he knows federal law requires him to be able to converse in English [...]
2,500-mile rail line from New Jersey to New Orleans to take as many as 1 million trucks off interstates
June 16, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment
Norfolk Southern is scouting sites in the Birmingham area to build a terminal as part of a rail corridor stretching from the Northeast to New Orleans. The project could mean thousands of new jobs and millions of dollars in investment for the area.
Norfolk Southern is seeking incentives and is talking with state and [...]
Penske to lay off 53 drivers after losing Big Lots
June 5, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment
Penske Logistics has lost a contract with Big Lots and notified the state that it will lay off the 53 truck drivers that it employs at the discount retailer’s warehouse and distribution operation at 300 Phillipi Rd.
Penske disclosed the layoffs in a letter to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, posted yesterday on [...]
Alabama Pedestrian Dies In Elkton
May 8, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · 4 Comments
A young Alabama man lost his life in Elkton early today. Authorities say that the victim was a pedestrian and was struck and killed by a vehicle that left the scene.
According to dispatchers at the Tennessee Highway Patrol Office in Lawrenceburg, troopers received the call around 1:40 this morning. The accident occurred on Highway 31-South [...]
Alabama’s new steel coil hauling law is toughest in nation
March 24, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · 7 Comments
Alabama’s new law regulating the hauling of steel coils on highways is the toughest one in the nation, state trucking association officials say.
Beginning Monday, steel-haulers in Alabama had 60 days to be trained and certified in properly securing the huge coils or face tougher penalties.
The new law will not affect the 50 mph speed limit [...]