One-armed trucker struggles to get recertified after his doctor retires
    A one-armed trucker says that the retirement of his long-time physician has prevented him from getting the evaluation he needs to maintain his CDL and keep working. Collyn Metzger of Wichita, Kansas was born without half of his left arm. He learned to drive trucks and machinery without it, and has had a farm permit since the age of 14. He currently works as a field diesel technician, where he operates work vehicles and commercial trucks.  “Whenever a young kid would ask what...
    By Truck Drivers Life 2024-02-11 03:24:52 0 938
    Jeep drives into semi truck’s lane just to pass slow SUV
    Jeep drives into semi truck’s lane, risking it all just to pass an SUV they don’t want to drive behind.  In the video, a tractor trailer is pulling up to an intersection and moving into the left turn lane when an oncoming baby blue Jeep suddenly decides they can’t stand driving behind another car for another second. The Jeep then leaves its lane, crosses the double yellow, and drives into the left turn lane, right in front of the oncoming semi truck.    The...
    By Truck Drivers Life 2024-01-28 16:35:44 1 1232
    Police suggest motorists ‘don’t get in the way’ of commercial vehicles during this bout of winter weather
    A Utah police officer is suggesting that motorists ‘don’t get in the way’ of commercial vehicles in response to a video of a serious wreck between a double trailer dump truck and a tractor trailer on icy roadways.  The video was filmed on Redwood Road in Lehi, Utah on Tuesday, January 16th.  According to KSL TV 5, the dump truck was slowing down and was turning into a job site when a semi truck came up behind it and “negotiated the speed incorrectly...
    By Truck Drivers Life 2024-01-21 17:02:02 1 1419
    Security cams catch semi truck jackknifing down a hill, nearly hitting ambulance building
    Security cameras captured the alarming moment of semi truck jackknifing down a hill and coming uncomfortably close to striking a building in Pennsylvania. The video was captured amid winter weather conditions on Friday, January 19, in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania. The Shenandoah Sentinel reports that a truck driver from a company out of Philadelphia was operating a Freightliner hauling an empty trailer on Route 924 when the driver lost control on the hill and jackknifed. The truck...
    By American Truck Drivers 2024-01-21 01:41:54 1 1287
    Memphis police share video of cargo theft in progress in hopes of catching suspects
    On Wednesday, Memphis police shared dash cam video of a cargo theft in progress in hopes of identifying the suspects involved. The Memphis Police Department (MPD) says that the theft occurred at 7:30 a.m. on January 2 at 3292 Holmes Road in Memphis, Tennessee. Through dash cam video obtained from a second nearby semi truck, MPD determined that a black Infiniti SUV backed up to a trailer. “A Black male subject wearing an orange hoodie, tan jacket, and black...
    By Truck Drivers Life 2024-01-13 01:26:01 0 982
    Video shows semi truck with locked up brakes sliding down I-80 near Donner Summit
    The California Highway Patrol’s (CHP) Truckee Division shared video of a semi truck sliding down I-80 near Donner Summit. CHP-Truckee shared the video on Thursday, January 11. “The brakes lines on this big rig froze up, causing it to lock up, but we were able to get the driver to a safer location. Props to the big rig driver for his driving skills!” CHP said. A similar video was shared by CHP-Truckee in 2017, which you can view below. “So the Story, the driver...
    By Truck Drivers Life 2024-01-12 17:38:44 0 1555
    Fatal 43 vehicle pileup on I-40 in New Mexico blamed on bad weather, ‘driver inattention’
    New Mexico State Police (NMSP) have provided new details on a fatal 43 vehicle pileup on I-40 that occurred during winter weather conditions earlier this week. According to an NMSP report released on Thursday, the pileup occurred on I-40 around mile marker 291, east of Santa Rosa, just before 10 a.m. on January 8, 2024. “The initial investigation indicated that a semi-tractor trailer driven by a 21-year-old from Indianapolis, IN, was traveling west on Interstate 40 when, for reasons...
    By American Truck Drivers 2024-01-11 21:34:45 2 9557
    Fog a factor in 35 vehicle pileup that killed two on California interstate
    Officials are investigating a 35 vehicle pileup that killed two people in Kern County, California, over the weekend. The crash occurred around 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 6, amid dense fog west of Bakersfield. Police say that 17 passenger vehicles and 18 semi trucks collided on southbound I-5. Thirty-five total vehicles were involved. Two people died in the crash. Nine others suffered minor to moderate injuries. “All the witnesses have fog visibility at approximately 100...
    By Truck Drivers Life 2024-01-08 22:41:00 0 1338
    Video shows Oklahoma trooper struggling with trucker before fatal officer-involved shooting near Stroud
    The Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) released dash cam video that shows the moments leading up to a fatal officer-involved shooting on the Turner Turnpike in September 2023. OHP released the dash cam video on Friday, January 5. The video was captured during a traffic stop that began around 8:20 a.m. on September 20, 2023, on the eastbound Turner Turnpike at mile marker 183 in Creek County near Stroud, Oklahoma. An Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper conducted a traffic stop on a semi truck driven...
    By Truck Drivers Life 2024-01-06 20:41:36 0 2302
    Watch as CHP gives a stuck semi a big push up a slushy hill
    The California Highway Patrol (CHP) will do whatever it takes to keep traffic moving, including giving a stuck semi a big push up a slushy hill.   In a video clip shared by CHP – Truckee on December 19, you can see a trooper using their police cruiser to push a semi truck amid winter weather conditions. “A little slushy out there!” CHP said. CHP – Truckee said that the “big rig was caught in between after chain control went up, along with...
    By American Truck Drivers 2023-12-28 01:34:01 0 1058
    WATCH: More proof that some drivers should really find another career
    A truck driver rolls into the semi truck behind him while stopped on a congested highway in this infuriating video.  In the clip, the filming driver is just minding his own business when the semi truck in front of him suddenly rolls backwards multiple feet. The filming drivers lays on the horn to warn the rolling driver, and so do some of the fourwheelers, but it’s no use – the truck rolls right into him, smashing his truck.  “God d*mmit,” the filming...
    By Truck Drivers Life 2023-12-27 18:37:57 0 1387
    Trucker calls out fellow “professional drivers” for nearly taking him out
    A poorly timed, poorly executed merge puts two truckers in danger in this dash cam clip posted by a truck driver who has just about had enough.  In the clip, a driver is making his way off of one highway and onto another when a fellow driver needs to merge. Instead of yielding to the filming driver and all other traffic already on the freeway, the tanker truck driver decides to take a ‘me first’ mentality.  The tanker truck driver squeezes ahead of the filming rig,...
    By Truck Drivers Life 2023-12-26 01:45:38 0 726
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