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TRUCK DRIVER BURIED BY MULCH AT TOWN COMPOST SITE

It was just another visit to the town compost site for Sam. The trucking company that he worked for had a contract with the town and he was there almost every day. He knew the procedures. Drivers pulled up to the Staging Area to prepare their trucks ...Read More

TRUCK DRIVER SUFFOCATES WHEN ENGULFED WHILE CLEARING JAMMED WOODCHIPS BEING UNLOADED FROM AN OPEN TOP TRAILER WITH A MOVABLE FLOOR UNLOADING SYSTEM

THE TRUCK OPERATOR The 47-year-old experienced male truck driver had been employed by a wholesale mulch company for 10 years. The company had locations in multiple states, resulting in interstate driving. The day before the incident, he ...Read More

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Michael Boggs presents ‘Truck releases brakes and rolls back into me on I65.’

Saturday, June 25, 2016

I was in a traffic jam on I65. This woman in front of me let her foot off the brakes and rolled about 10 feet back into me. She damaged my grill, and in order to not have to pay for it myself I called the police and got a report. The cop acted like he was bored to tears after he spoke to the other driver and then came over to me. She was denying that it happened at all. I told him I had a dash cam and his whole attitude changed. He was excited to see it and he made the comment that if "everyone had one of these it would make his job so much easier". He said without the video it would have been my word against hers, and the insurance would not pay anything, but with the video she would be listed as at fault. So this minor incident paid for my camera several times over.

Driver shortage? That don’t make no sense

Saturday, June 25, 2016

In my pursuit of daily trucking news, I read probably 15 – 20 trucking specific articles. Among these, I would say roughly half cite or have cited the ever elusive and unicorn-like “driver shortage.” These articles usually tick me off, and about 99% of them quote Beelza Bubba and his buddies over at (insert whatever […]

FMCSA shuts down trucker following alcohol-involved crash that killed two, injured two others

Friday, June 24, 2016

On March 18, Weddle’s trailer crossed over the centerline of the highway, tipped over and began scattering its load of lumber across the highway, resulting in two deaths. Weddle was traveling about 80 mph in a posted 55 mph zone, FMCSA says, and was under the influence of alcohol at the time.