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Porn-Watching Trucker Charged In Death Of Construction Worker

Hennepin County, Minnesota – A truck driver who authorities say was watching pornographic videos on his phone when he slammed into slowed traffic in a construction zone in Hennepin County last fall has now been criminally charged. Tate Doom, 47, of St. Paul Park, was charged with criminal vehicular homicide and criminal vehicular operation on […]

Trucker Found Hanging Inside Big Rig

Corbin, Kentucky – A Florida trucker is receiving medical treatment after he attempted suicide by hanging himself inside the cab of his big rig Monday afternoon, Kentucky police say. Corbin Police and firefighters were called to the Speedway gas station on Cumberland Falls Highway around 1:40 p.m. Monday, July 15, after 9-1-1 dispatchers received a […]

FMCSA Issues Lifetime Ban On CMV Drivers Convicted Of Human Trafficking

Washington D.C. – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced a final rule that permanently bans drivers convicted of human trafficking from operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) for which a commercial driver’s license or a commercial learner’s permit is required. “This is an important step in the Department-wide […]

Motorist Dies After Turning In Front Of Semi, Police Say

Strawberry Reservoir, Utah – A motorist was killed and two others were injured after a passenger vehicle attempted to turn onto US 40 in front of a double tanker semi-truck on Saturday. According to the Utah Highway Patrol (UHP), a Honda Accord attempted to make a left hand turn from Strawberry Road onto US 40 […]

MAIL DROP! USPS Big Rig Drops From A New Jersey Overpass

Mount Laurel Township, New Jersey – A big rig hauling for the United States Postal Service found itself dangling from a bridge off Interstate 295 in New Jersey on Friday. The tractor-trailer was operating along the northbound lane of I-295 in Mount Laurel at 3 a.m. Friday morning when it collided with another motorist, according […]

Trucker Who Lost Both Legs Settles Injury Lawsuit For $10.6 MILLION

Allegheny County, Pennsylvania – A trucker who suffered catastrophic injuries to both of his legs while delivering a load of eight, 5,000 pound steel pipes will receive $10.6 million in a settlement with the company he claims is responsible. Last week, 59-year-old Robert Ryder, of Mercer, PA, agreed to settle his lawsuit against Dura-Bond Coating Inc. […]

Lender To Be Paid In-Full Before You Will Be, LME Execs Tell Employees

New Brighton, Minnesota – Leaders of the recently shuttered 400-truck carrier, LME, Inc., say it may be a while before employees receive back pay owed to them, that is, if they receive any money at all. Questions have been swirling among the company’s more than 600 disaffected employees since the carrier closed its doors last […]

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