Transportation Nation Network

Trucker Has Trailer Trouble After Refusing Repairs, Police Say

Carlisle, Pennsylvania – It was quite a difficult week for one New York trucker last week after he refused repairs to his trailer leading to an accident that caused significant delays along Interstate 81 in Pennsylvania. State Police at Carlisle (SPC) said truck driver Victor Stepanov, from Staten Island, New York, struck a bridge in Carlisle […]

“Hard Working Trucker Girl” Shows Off Skills In Bottle Cap Challenge

Gävle, Sweden – Celebrities from music superstars like Mariah Carey and Blake Shelton to sports legends like NBA Hall-Of-Famer Shaquille O’Neal have tried their hand (or should we say foot, or in Carey’s case, voice) at the #BottleCapChallenge, but no one has done it quite like Swedish trucker and model Angelica Larsson. Larsson’s recent “spin” […]

Trucker Browsing Zillow App Moments Before Fatal Crash Is Sentenced

Lake Elmo, Minnesota – A trucker who was scrolling through a popular real estate app on his phone in the moments leading up to a fatal crash last year was sentenced on Friday in a Washington County courtroom. Truck driver Samuel Hicks, 29, of Independence, Wisconsin, was operating along Highway 36 on February 27, 2018 […]

USPS Big Rig Driver Makes Home Delivery

Meriden, Connecticut – A big rig hauling for the United States Postal Service (USPS) took a detour Thursday morning in Connecticut when the driver found himself — and his truck — inside a house in Meriden. Truck driver Francisco Luna, driving for Davis Mail Services (and contracted by USPS), told police he was driving south […]

Governor Backtracks On HOS Rules Suspension After “Guidance” From FMCSA

Bismarck, North Dakota – North Dakota governor Doug Burgum issued an executive order to waive hours of service (HOS) requirements for many of the state’s commercial truck drivers… only to rescind it less than 48 hours later after receiving “guidance” from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). On Tuesday, July 16, the office of […]

Trucker Uses Fake Identity To Obtain CDL Then Sues DOT

Berks County, Pennsylvania – A trucker who used a fake identity to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) has lost his appeal of a lawsuit he filed against the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). Truck driver Gonzalo Montanez filed a lawsuit against PennDOT in July 2018 alleging the department had violated his rights of “due process […]

“Suicidal” Trucker Surrenders After 18-Hour Armed Standoff With Police

St. Ignace, Michigan – A “suicidal” trucker surrendered peacefully Wednesday afternoon after a more than 18-hour standoff with police behind a truck stop in St. Ignace. The incident began Tuesday, July 16 at approximately 7:20 p.m. when the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Department (MCSD) responded to the St. Ignace Truck Stop shortly after receiving a call […]

Trucker Killed in 4-Semi Crash Along I-5

Bakersfield, California – A trucker lost his life in an early morning collision involving four semis along Interstate 5 in Bakersfield on Wednesday. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), three semi-trucks were stopped for roadwork on the southbound lanes of I-5 near Highway 46 just after midnight on July 17. The driver of a […]

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