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EPA Announces Plans to Regulate Coal Ash

EPA Announces Plans to Regulate Coal Ash

May 4, 2010 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today is proposing the first-ever national rules to ensure the safe disposal and management of coal ash from coal-fired power plants. Coal combustion residuals, commonly known as coal ash, are byproducts of the combustion of coal at power plants and are disposed of in liquid form at large surface impoundments [...]



September 9, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment 

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced the settlement of a disability discrimination lawsuit against KLLM Transport Services, Inc. (KLLM) for $56,500 and remedial relief on behalf of a qualified truck driver who was rejected for a job due to his prosthetic leg.

KLLM is a trucking company headquartered in Jackson, Miss., that offers [...]


Truck-stop chapels deliver services to drivers on the go

May 31, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment 

Some truck drivers are on the road and away from friends and family for up to eight weeks at a time. And that means they’re also away from their church.
Truckstop Ministries brings church to the truckers by having chapels at truck stops around the country.
Here in Knoxville, there are two locations for Truckstop Ministries. The [...]


UPS Employee Dies After Being Pinned By Truck

May 7, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · 4 Comments 

JACKSON, Miss. — A United Parcel Service employee died after a UPS driver backed over him, pinning him against a wall, officials said.
The incident happened at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday at the UPS facility off McDowell Road, police said.

The driver did not realize the 51-year-old man was standing behind the truck when he backed up, police [...]


Breaking News: Oil Spill Causes I-20 To Close For up to 3 Hours

May 5, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment 

JACKSON, Miss. — Jackson Police are working an 18-wheeler accident located on I-20 before the Terry Road exit.
According to Mississippi Department of Transportation, a tractor-trailer is leaking diesel fuel. Hazmat is on the scene cleaning the spill.
Police say two people are injured but AMR has not transported anyone to the hospital.

Officials have closed part of [...]