Big Rig Kills Louisiana Highway Worker

Lincoln Parish, Louisiana – A Louisiana highway worker died on Tuesday morning after he was struck by a big rig. The fatal accident happened along Louisiana Highway 563 just south of Interstate 20 at Simsboro, according to Louisiana State Police (LSP). According to investigators, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LaDOTD) employee, Johnny Cole, 50, […]

Truckers Band Together To Save Man From Highway Suicide

Muskegon County, Michigan – Truckers banded together to save a man who appeared to want to end it all on Tuesday along US-31. Muskegon Police say a 33-year-old man was discovered dangling off of an overpass above US-31 on Tuesday afternoon. Authorities say the Muskegon man was a suspect in an assault against a female […]

OOPS! Truck Driver Creates Mess For Motorists Along California Highway

Willits, California – A semi-driver created quite a backup for motorists along US-101 on Tuesday morning after crashing and entirely blocking the roadway. According to California Highway Patrol (CHP), Lavell Billingsley was operating a 2019 Volvo and hauling a load of mattresses along northbound US-101 when he lost control of the rig and veered to […]

For-Hire Truck Tonnage Falls Sharply In May “As Expected”

Arlington, Virginia – For-hire truck tonnage fell sharply in May after strong performance in April. American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) reported on Tuesday that its advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 6.1% in May after jumping 7% in April. In May, the index equaled 114 (2015=100) compared with 121.4 in April. “As expected, […]

Hoses And Tubing To Be Focus Of CVSA’S Upcoming Brake Safety Week

Greenbelt, Maryland – Today the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) announced its Brake Safety Week is scheduled for September 15-21. In a release, CVSA said throughout that week enforcement officials will conduct roadside safety inspections on commercial motor vehicles (CMV) throughout North America. Vehicles with critical brake violations, or other critical vehicle inspection item violations, […]

12 Semi-Trucks Go Up In Flames During Early Morning Fire

Bartlett, Illinois – Twelve semi-trucks went up in flames on Monday morning in Bartlett, Illinois, according to Bartlett Fire Protection officials. A news release issued by the Bartlett Fire Protection District (BFPD) said firefighters were called to a blaze at the 2200 block of Graham Street around 2:36 a.m. When the fire crew arrived they found […]

Semi Goes Overboard And Plunges Into River

Decatur County, Indiana – A semi went overboard and plummeted into the Flatrock River last Saturday after a 4-wheeler hydroplaned and crashed into the big rig along Interstate 74. According to the Decatur County Sheriff’s Department, emergency responders were called to the scene at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. The wreck occurred on I-74 near […]

Navistar’s $135 Million MaxxForce Engine Settlement Moving Forward

Rockford, Illinois – Navistar, maker of International Trucks, is one step closer to putting the MaxxForce engine debacle behind it after a U.S. District Court Judge gave preliminary approval to a $135 million class action settlement announced last month. On June 12, 2019, Judge Joan B. Gottschall of the United States District Court for the Northern […]

Truck Driver In Coma After Deer Crashes Through Windshield

Buffalo County, Wisconsin – A Wisconsin truck driver is in a coma after a freak accident sent a deer through the windshield of the semi he was driving on Saturday. The Buffalo County Sheriff’s Department said a Honda CR-V was traveling south on Highway 37 in Alma when it came in contact with a deer. The […]

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