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Police say Truck Driver may not know about accident – Public already Convicted and Sentenced the Driver
I have been reading about a lot of tractor-trailer accidents over the years. It always amazes me to read the comments under each story – because 99.9% of the time the general public (4wheeler drivers) will convict and sentence the … Continue reading
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NTSB Heading To Accident Involving Two School Buses And A Bobtail Truck
At approximately 10:15 a.m., a four vehicle collision occurred on eastbound Interstate 44 near the exit to State Highway 100. A bobtail tractor was rear-ended by a pickup truck which was then struck in the rear by a school bus. … Continue reading
Another Distracted Driving Summit – why
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced that the second National Distracted Driving Summit will be held on September 21st, 2010, in Washington, DC. Lahood wants to build on the growing momentum sparked by the first summit last fall, Secretary … Continue reading
Heavier Weights – Safer, More Fuel Savings, Environmentally Friendly
What are these people thinking? The Safe and Efficient Transportation Act is a bill to allow a state to authorize the operation of a vehicle with a maximum gross weight (including enforcement tolerances) in excess of certain federal weight limitations … Continue reading
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Amendment 4 Search and Seizure – Apply to Trucking
The 4th amendment states – The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue. But upon probable cause, supported by … Continue reading
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USDOT Designates $6 Million for Truck Parking
USDOT Secretary Ray LaHood announced on Monday, June 21, that $6 million will be awarded for truck parking projects on five U.S. interstates: I-15 in Utah – I-10 in Mississippi – I-5 in Oregon – I-40 in Tennessee – and … Continue reading
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Blind Spots – Learn Them and Live
Did you know there were four blind spots or “no zones” surrounding a tractor trailer that the driver of the truck cannot see objects from the drivers seat? Any vehicle driven has blind spots – but today I will only … Continue reading
LaHood: ‘Obsessed’ with Texting in Trucking – But What Proof
Ray LaHood became the US Secretary of Transportation on January 23rd, 2009. Obama nominated him saying: “Few understand our infrastructure challenge better than the outstanding public servant that I’m asking to lead the Department of Transportation.” In the first seven … Continue reading
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