Pre-schoolers develop bond with passing truckers in Pictou County
    “Truck!” one child screams and instantly everyone is scrambling. As quick as their little legs will carry them, pre-schoolers climb dirt hills in their playground so they can peer over the fence that encloses them and begin pumping their arms. They’re rewarded with the sound of a truck horn. The children cheer and wave. This scene is played out on repeat at the Spring Garden Child Care Centre on the outskirts of Westville, which neighbours a fueling station frequented by...
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    Peterbilt showcases its new SuperTruck
    Peterbilt for the first time showcased its SuperTruck II. It takes something really spectacular to stand out at a truck show flush wall-to-wall with eye-catching trucks. Peterbilt's new SuperTruck II demonstrator vehicle, on display this week at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference and Exhibition (MCE) in San Diego, is pretty spectacular.  Initiated by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the goal of the SuperTruck II program is to improve long-haul Class 8...
    By American Truck Drivers 2022-10-28 00:16:39 2 552
    Pileup involving 6 tractor trailers reported on Pennsylvania interstate
    A major multi-vehicle crash was reported in Greenwich Township, Pennsylvania, on Friday morning.   The crash was reported around 7:30 a.m. at mile marker 35 on westbound I-78 in Berks County.   According to Pennsylvania State Police Trooper David Beohm, the crash involved six tractor trailers, one sedan, and a pickup pulling a horse trailer.   At least two people were injured in the crash. Trooper Beohm said that there were no injuries to the horses in the trailer....
    By MEGA MISTAKES 2022-10-15 21:01:38 0 788
    One dead, truck driver jailed on suspicion of DUI, after semi crashes into pumps at Michigan gas station
    Michigan State Police (MSP) have confirmed that one person was killed after being struck by a semi truck at a gas station in L’Anse late Thursday night.   MSP responded to the incident around 11:10 p.m. on October 13 at the Holiday Gas station in L’Anse.   When troopers arrived on scene, they discovered that a 43 year old man had been struck by a semi truck while filling up at the gas pumps.   The man was transported to a hospital and later pronounced...
    By MEGA MISTAKES 2022-10-15 20:57:43 0 1158
    VIDEO: Truck hauling an oversized load gets pummeled by 50 MPH freight train
    A bystander captured video of the moment that a stuck truck was violently struck by an oncoming train in Texas.   Here’s what happened according to the video description: “A train hit a truck that was stuck on the tracks in Fabens, Texas on October 9, 2022. The truck hauling an oversized load on a Lowboy trailer was stuck for 10 minutes before the train hit it at approximately 50 MPH. The cargo on the trailer weighed approximately 50,000 pounds. The train’s engine...
    By MEGA MISTAKES 2022-10-15 20:53:42 0 781
    Expect delays on I-70 through Glenwood Canyon as crews remove scorched semi truck
    The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is asking drivers to expect delays on I-70 in Glenwood Canyon on Thursday as crews work to remove a truck that crashed on Wednesday.   The crash occurred around 6 a.m. on October 12 on I-70 at mile marker 118 near No Name, leaving the truck perched on a concrete barrier. Colorado State troopers are still investigating the events that led to the fiery single vehicle crash. The Colorado State Patrol’s Eagle Division reported...
    By MEGA MISTAKES 2022-10-13 22:27:24 0 422
    BNSF ordered to pay truck drivers $228 million for collecting their fingerprints without consent
    BNSF Railway Co. has been ordered to pay out hundreds of millions of dollars to truck drivers following a class action lawsuit alleging that the company violated Illinois privacy laws.   On October 12, a federal jury ruled in favor of a class action suit that includes 45,600 truck drivers following a one week trial in Chicago, Fox32 reports. BNSF was ordered to pay out $228 million, or $5000 per truck driver, after the jury ruled that the company violated the Illinois...
    By MEGA MISTAKES 2022-10-13 22:23:57 0 558
    VIDEO: NASCAR hauler involved in crash in Flagstaff
    A NASCAR hauler was involved in a collision in Arizona on Wednesday afternoon.   Riley Herbst’s 98 Xfinity hauler owned by Stewart-Haas Racing was involved in a single-vehicle crash in Flagstaff en route to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on October 12. Sprint Car driver Spencer Hill shared video of the crash aftermath on Twitter, writing, “Holy cow. Not good. The 98 Xfinity hauler was involved in a bad wreck in Flagstaff, AZ on Wednesday afternoon. Hopefully everyone...
    By MEGA MISTAKES 2022-10-13 22:21:17 0 1091
    Multi-state I-70 police blitz taking place this weekend
    Law enforcement agencies are increasing patrols on I-70 this weekend to crack down on speeding and other violations.   Starting on Friday, October 8 at 12:01 a.m. through Sunday, October 10 at 11:59 p.m., the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the Pennsylvania State Police, and the Indiana State Police are joining forces to patrol I-70. During the patrol, officers will be on the lookout for speeding, impaired driving, and seatbelt violations.   The I-70 enforcement effort is part...
    By MEGA MISTAKES 2022-10-13 13:31:12 0 197
    Tip leads investigators to Fresno trucking company’s alleged $2.5 million payroll scheme
    Family members who own and operate a California trucking company are facing felony charges after investigators reported discovering millions of dollars worth of underreported payroll.   On October 11, Karamjit Nijjar, 57, his wife Rajinder Kaur Nijjar, 55, and their daughter Mandip Nijjar, 31, were each charged with four felony counts related to an alleged workers’ compensation insurance fraud scheme, according to the California Department of Insurance (CDI). Karamjit...
    By MEGA MISTAKES 2022-10-13 12:07:51 0 333
    Michigan trucker accused of deliberately setting 25 Swift trucks on fire in 8 states over 2 years
    A Michigan truck driver has been arrested on federal charges for allegedly setting dozens of commercial vehicles belonging to a major trucking company on fire from 2020 through 2022.   On October 11, Viorel Pricop, 64, was arrested and charged with one count of arson of property in interstate commerce, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California. According to court documents, between June 2020 to September 2022, 25 semi trucks owned by...
    By MEGA MISTAKES 2022-10-12 22:23:27 0 622
    Trucker who stabbed co-driver to death says he acted in self-defense in fight on last day of a 6 day haul
    Court testimony has provided new details in a fatal stabbing involving co-drivers that occurred in California in August.   Truck driver Keith Alexander Forrest, 66, recently appeared in court for a hearing related to a homicide charge filed against him for the death of co-driver Erin Michael Anderson, 39. Anderson was found dead from knife wounds around 9 a.m. on the morning of August 26 on an I-5 off ramp near Newman, California.   Forrest was arrested without incident at...
    By MEGA MISTAKES 2022-10-12 22:22:15 0 532
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