Trucking News in Today's News Stories

Fatal Truck Crash and Fire Causing Massive Delays on I-270

http://fox2now.com/2017/01/17/truck-crash-and-fire-causing-massive-delays-on-i-270-near-clayton/ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - A fatal crash involving three vehicles and a semi truck on southbound I-270 just south of Clayton happened at around 8:40am. Traffic is expected to be backed up in both directions for several hours. Fatal truck crash and fire causing massive delays on I-270

Study Links Truck Drivers’ Health to Crash Risk

http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2017/01/17/439005.htmCommercial truck drivers with three or more medical conditions double to quadruple their chance for being in a crash than healthier drivers, reports a study led by investigators at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Study Links Truck Drivers’ Health to Crash Risk

 

To Protect Carriers From Big Payouts, Congress May Stamp Out State Laws on Driver Pay and Breaks

http://www.ccjdigital.com/to-protect-carriers-from-big-payouts-congress-may-stamp-out-state-efforts-to-reform-driver-pay/“I think it would be more confusing to have state-by-state laws. But before you can even look down that road, you have to put to rest the Denham language or you can just forget about it. To protect carriers from big payouts, Congress may stamp out state laws on driver pay, breaks

Highway 71 Shutdown After Car Accident Involving Semi

http://5newsonline.com/2017/01/16/highway-71-shut-down-after-car-accident-involving-semi/GREENWOOD (KFSM) – Highway 71 is shutdown after an accident involving a car and semi truck Monday night (Jan 16). According to the Greenwood Police Department’s Facebook page, the accident happened near Highway 71 and Highway 10. Highway 71 Shutdown After Car Accident Involving Semi

 

Truck Belonging To North Mississippi Company Involved In Fatal Crash

http://www.wcbi.com/truck-belonging-north-mississippi-company-involved-fatal-crash/JACKSON (WCBI) – One person is dead following a morning accident in Jackson. Jackson Police confirm the driver of a semi was killed when his rig struck a bridge support on Interstate 55 in downtown Jackson . Truck Belonging To North Mississippi Company Involved In Fatal Crash

FedEx Truck Driver Drifts Down Icy Hill

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GufQ95ju5yoThis truck driver has some skill drifting all the way down the hill DAILY VIRAL INTERNET VIDEOS, NEW, 2017, FUNNY, OMG, CRAZY, OLD, VIRAL, FACEBOOK FedEx truck driver drifts down icy hill

 

Update: Body was found inside Richmond trucking business

http://www.richmond-news.com/news/update-body-was-found-inside-richmond-trucking-business-1.7540189Richmond now has the unenviable tag of being the murder capital of Metro Vancouver for 2017, after a man’s body was found inside the premises of a trucking firm on Monday ... that the homicide was not a random event. Update: Body was found inside Richmond trucking business

Truck Driver Arrested on Drug Charge

http://www.wymt.com/content/news/Truck-driver-arrested-on-drug-charge-410892975.htmlTruck driver arrested on drug charge(WYMT) - Police in Bell County arrested a truck driver on a drug charge Monday morning. A KSP Vehicle Enforcement officer stopped David Pressnell, 47, of Arthur, Tennessee, after he disregarded a traffic light, police said. Truck driver arrested on drug charge - WYMT News (press release)

Truckers Face Dearth of Rest Stops Along Florida's I-4 Corridor

http://www.ttnews.com/articles/basetemplate.aspx?storyid=44548The inadequacy of truck rest areas in Central Florida recently became apparent in Seminole County as an increasing number of truckers started parking along the shoulders of Interstate 4 near the two rest stops just north of state Road 434 for lack of empty spaces. Truckers Face Dearth of Rest Stops Along Florida's I-4 Corridor

Penske to Outfit 2,000 Rental Tractors with Collision Avoidance Systems, Air Disc Brakes

http://www.ttnews.com/articles/basetemplate.aspx?storyid=44546Penske Truck Rental announced it is making collision avoidance systems and air disc brakes its standard specifications on commercial tractors within its rental fleet beginning in February. Penske to Outfit 2,000 Rental Tractors with Collision Avoidance Systems, Air Disc Brakes