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NTSB makes Update on Crash in Kentucky that Killed 11

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 [...]

Heavier Weights for Same Money and Safety Concern

Heavier Weights for Same Money and Safety Concern

March 26, 2010 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment 

There are two bills that need to be discussed that are parts of the Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act.

One of the bills will allow the gross weight to be increased from “eighty thousand” pounds to “ninety seven thousand” pounds. Is this something that really needs to be discussed? The way the roads and bridges are [...]


Do you really want heavier Trucks?

July 22, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · 2 Comments 

I just wonder who went out and found those 1000 people and surveyed them? Because, they must have asked 1000 people who will benefit from getting their pockets lined a little more. They say, this will cut back on the trucks that are on the road. What they don’t tell you is, that the trucking [...]


Local Truck Drivers for Trucking Company given layoff

July 8, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · 2 Comments 

Some workers for a local trucking company, got their dispatch from the Michigan Trucking Terminal as they normally do, but it was different Friday. They were told to meet at the Maysville, KY. Terminal Monday 07/06/2009 at 1:00 p.m. for a meeting.
The companies regional terminal manager was there to deliver some bad news. The drivers [...]


TravelCenters opens first bulk DEF pump in Michigan

May 15, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment 

WESTLAKE, Ohio — TravelCenters of America believes it has launched the first operating retail bulk dispenser of diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) in the U.S.
Unveiled this week at TA’s location in Ann Arbor, Mich., the 275-gallon dispenser from Colonial Chemical has a weights and measures-certified meter, which TA thinks is also a first.
DEF will be required [...]


ATA Calls for Improvement of Hazardous Material Regulations

May 14, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment 

Arlington, Va. – Congress should eliminate redundant rules and ensure uniformity across jurisdictions in the regulation of transportation of hazardous materials, Con-way Freight Vice President of Safety Robert Petrancosta told a House committee today.
Testifying for the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and the nation’s trucking industry, the executive of the Ann Arbor, Mich., company told the [...]


Michigan’s roads get a “D”

May 13, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment 

If you live in Michigan, you don’t need a study to tell you that the roads here are in rough shape, but now the American Society of Civil Engineers is putting a grade on just how bad they are.
The group’s study says that overall, Michigan gets a dismal grade of a “D” for its [...]


Michigan rig driver faces charges after safety zone incident

May 8, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment 

A Michigan truck driver faces careless driving charges after his rig hit a traffic cone, which then struck a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation worker on April 30, state police said.
Donald Minehart didn’t know he hit the cone, which flipped up and struck a PennDOT supervisor, who suffered a minor injury, police said. He was taken [...]