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  • The Massive Trucker Shortage Could Hit Your Wallet Soon

    08/23/2014 7:24:59 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 96 replies
    FoxBusiness.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Kathryn Buschman Vasel
    Truck driver Anthony Plummer remembers when he was in the middle of the country on a long-haul delivery when he learned his daughter was sick in the hospital. “I was told to get back [home] as soon as possible. But there are a lot of rules that limit how much I can drive, so I told them I would get back as soon as I could.” It was after this incident that Plummer decided to make a career shift to become a regional truck driver. “It blew my mind if something were to happen and if I was way across...
  • GOTCHA! Truck Driver Busts Cop On His Cellphone, Speeding [VIDEO]

    06/29/2014 6:22:12 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 29 Jun 2014 | Chuck Ross
    A truck driver showed what can happen when police officers find out they’re being videotaped. Brian Miner was pulled over in Illinois last week after he honked his truck horn at a state police officer he claims was using his cellphone while speeding on a wet highway. “I pulled you over – the horn, I don’t know what that was about,” the officer told Miner, who recorded the traffic stop. “Because you were speeding and had your cellphone in your hand,” said Miner, explaining why he was honking. “Police officers can actually use technology when they’re driving,” said the officer....
  • Trucker Pulls COP Over For Speeding and Talking On His Cellphone (Video)

    06/29/2014 9:17:14 AM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 15 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 06-29-2014 | TRN
    Man bites dog! This one is an instant classic. Cop tries denying it at first... but ultimately gives in and admits. Make sure to watch until the comment at the end. WATCH:
  • Ride for the Constitution truckers slow D.C. traffic

    10/11/2013 8:45:09 AM PDT · by yoe · 37 replies
    WTVR ^ | October 11, 2013 | Scott Wise & Jerrita Patterson
    A group of truckers left Doswell, Virginia Friday morning to take part in the ‘Ride for the Constitution’ in Washington, D.C. They planned to join truckers from across the country slowing down traffic around the nation’s capital. Virginia State Police, who beefed up patrols ahead of the planned demonstration, pulled over at least one group of truckers, according to WTOP.com. “Four commercial vehicles began driving side-by-side across all four northbound lanes of I-495 on the Inner Loop slowing traffic to 15 mph. Virginia State Police stopped the four tractor-trailers at the 53 mile marker (Fairfax County) and warned them not...
  • Retailers warn economy will be slowed by new trucker scheduling rules

    01/13/2012 5:23:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/12/12 | Keith Laing
    Retailers warn economy will be slowed by new trucker scheduling rulesBy Keith Laing - 01/12/12 11:27 AM ET New limits on the number of hours truck drivers can work per week enacted by the Department of Transportation will put the brakes on commerce, the lobbying group for retail companies said Thursday. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA) announced last month that its new rules for trucker scheduling will limit the number of hours a driver can work to 70 per week. Under the old rules, truckers could drive 82 hours per week. The Washington-based National Retail Federation (NRF) said...
  • VANITY: Friend in Need of Thanksgiving Fellowship in IL

    11/23/2011 3:17:03 PM PST · by Buggman · 12 replies
    Vanity | 11/23/2011 | Michael Bugg
    I've got a friend who recently got into the trucking industry and is having to pay his dues, so to speak. He doesn't have a regular route yet and it's been a long time since he's been home to Georgia. He's extremely lonely right now. He will be in Illinois sometime tonight or tomorrow morning, heading from Arkansas to Chicago. Is there anyone in Illinois who would be willing to take in a "homeless" Messianic for Thanksgiving tomorrow? Thanks in advance and shalom.
  • Vanity question - Trucker Tea Party been going on in Nashville TN?

    05/04/2011 9:49:14 AM PDT · by HiTech RedNeck · 8 replies
    May 4, 2011 | HiTech RedNeck
    A certain person told me there had been going on in Nashville, since last Thursday April 28, a one week "Tea Party" meeting for truckers to air their grievances about government overreaching and plan political action. This person intended to be there, but for personal reasons it seems he could not. So I thought I'd try to Google up whatever information I could to see what had been going on -- supposedly Jay Sekulow was intending to be a guest speaker. I'm having a lot of trouble identifying any such event, if it existed at all. My apology in advance...
  • Crash may have saved choking trucker

    READING, Pa., March 31 (UPI) -- Police in Pennsylvania said the impact on a concrete median may have saved the life of a trucker who was choking on a piece of apple. Richard Paylor, 55, suffered a slight fracture of a vertebra, bruises and a cut on his head when his rig struck the median on the West Shore Bypass in Reading. He said the accident was triggered when he choked on a piece of apple at about 9 a.m. Tuesday, the Reading Eagle reported. "I just started choking and I can remember choking for a second or two," Paylor...
  • No Explosives Found After Police Detain Truck Driver In Branford

    10/08/2010 6:40:57 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 15 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | 8 Oct 10 | Unknown
    BRANFORD — A tractor-trailer thought to be possibly carrying explosives was found by state police at about 6 p.m. at the TA truck stop off I-95 in Branford, but no hazardous materials were found. "No explosive. No danger to the public," said William Reiner, a spokesman for the FBI in New Haven, at 8:45 p.m. Friday. Troopers approached the vehicle and took the driver and a passenger into custody at gunpoint, then checked the truck for hazards. The state police bomb squad is en route to the rest stop to further examine the truck. State police, Branford police and the...
  • Face of Defense: Truck Driver Takes Road Toward Chaplaincy

    12/03/2009 4:07:00 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 291+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Ina Stiewitz
    HEIDELBERG, Germany, Dec. 3, 2009 – For Army Spc. Andrey West, the Lord has worked in mysterious ways. Army Spc. Andrey West assembles a drum set for the praise and worship team at Patrick Henry Village Chapel in Heidelberg, Germany. U.S. Army photo by Ina Stiewitz  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. At the age of 40, he found himself enlisting in the Army, something he previously had no intention of doing. And after serving two years as a motor transport operator, he now is on the path to becoming an Army chaplain. When West returned from a 15-month deployment...
  • Terrorist/Spy Hiding Behind the Steering Wheel of a Freightliner

    04/03/2007 6:46:25 PM PDT · by captjanaway · 11 replies · 1,127+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | 04/03/07 | Mark and Renee Taylor
    Trucker Shaaban Hafiz Ahmad Ali Shaaban is what trucker/terrorist-wannabe, Mohammed Yousef Mullawala dreamed he could be. Mullawala is facing deportation on various charges, including suspicious activities surrounding his brief attendance at the Nationwide Tractor Trailer School in Rhode Island. Unlike Mullawala, Shaaban was the real deal – a terrorist spy hiding behind the steering wheel of a big truck. The story of Shaaban is as captivating as it is unsettling. The Palestinian-born Russian-educated Shaaban settled in Greenfield, Indiana, with his family and worked as a truck driver for CLM Freight Lines in nearby Indianapolis. According to reports, his commercial driver’s...
  • Top Gear smash pictures released: "see how difficult it was to be a truck driver"

    11/02/2008 1:52:59 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 16 replies · 792+ views
    bbc ^ | Sunday, 2 November 2008
    Dramatic pictures of Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson deliberately smashing a truck into a wall have been released. A Top Gear spokeswoman said the star was "quite badly injured" in the stunt, staged, she said, to "see how difficult it was to be a truck driver".
  • Trucker faces $1.2M in fines in alleged E-ZPass fraud

    07/08/2008 11:37:34 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 74 replies · 641+ views
    Tribune-Democrat ^ | 7/7/08 | KIRK SWAUGER
    BOSWELL — An Indiana County trucker faces more than $1.2 million in fines after authorities said he routinely traveled the Pennsylvania Turnpike with a stolen E-ZPass. State police charged Thomas Howard Wambold, 38, of Blairsville, with 1,241 counts of using the E-ZPass to evade tolls for 21/2 years – between Sept. 23, 2005, and March 24. Wambold was scheduled to be arraigned Monday before District Judge Susan Mankamyer of Boswell. In addition to a $1,000 fine for each alleged violation, authorities contend Wambold owes $575,980 in full fares to the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. “My life is over. Thanks,” Wambold allegedly...
  • 'Lawnmower man' completes epic journey

    11/15/2007 4:54:44 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 18 replies · 216+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 11/15/2007 | Paul O'Mahony
    Truck driver Kjell Fundin has done what no man has ever done before by traveling almost the entire length of Sweden on a lawnmower. On Thursday morning the intrepid 59-year-old from Sundsvall made history as he drove his trusty machine into Ystad town centre. Covering a distance of 1,700 kilometres (1,060 miles), the lawnmower man took 46 days to complete the journey from Haparanda to the southern town. The idea for the journey came about after a well-known radio show host travelled the same route on a motorcycle during the summer. Distinctly unimpressed, Fundin decided to pop off an e-mail...
  • Troopers Ban Non-English Speaking Trucker

    06/06/2007 6:41:56 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 83 replies · 1,722+ views
    local10.com ^ | 06/06/07 | local10
    Troopers Pull Over Man Who Speaks Only Russian GREENWOOD, Neb. -- The Nebraska State Patrol stopped a truck driver who only speaks Russian, and told him he can go no further until he learns the language, Omaha TV station KETV reported. "Sir, I need your papers. I need your papers. All of your papers. Log book, registration, yes," a trooper said during a truck safety stop operation near Greenwood. The trucker had all his documents in order and a valid commercial driver's license, but he couldn't communicate with state troopers. Under the law, troopers were forced to make the driver...
  • A Trucker’s Guide to Drinking and Driving

    09/23/2006 12:05:57 PM PDT · by neverhome · 2 replies · 485+ views
    Burkhart's Blog ^ | 09/22/06 | Alan Burkhart
    As someone who constantly travels the USA and drinks a lot of coffee, I consider myself to be a coffee connoisseur. I can’t tell you who uses what specialty coffee beans and what South American nation produces the best coffee. But I can tell you where I find the best “on the road” coffee for my picky little taste buds. With so many Americans traveling these days, “to go” coffee has become a hot item (I know, bad pun). As an all-around nice guy, I will endeavor here to save you from the aggravation of getting a truly revolting cup...
  • Ohio trucker joined al Qaeda jihad

    12/27/2005 12:01:51 PM PST · by doctorhugo · 35 replies · 1,922+ views
    CNN.com (OLD ARTICLE) ^ | June 19, 2003 | N/A
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- An Ohio trucker has admitted to helping plan al Qaeda attacks in the United States after meeting terror chief Osama bin Laden at an Afghanistan terror training camp. Iyman Faris, 34, checked out the chances of destroying a New York bridge and tried to buy equipment for proposed al Qaeda attacks while appearing to be a law-abiding trucker, according to documents unsealed Thursday in the U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Virginia. Faris pleaded guilty May 1 to providing material support to al Qaeda and to conspiring to do so, according to the documents. The charges together carry...
  • Bad roads spark police charges (Norway)

    11/22/2005 6:42:47 AM PST · by Kurt_Hectic · 2 replies · 268+ views
    www.aftenposten.no ^ | 22 Nov 2005, 13:51 | aftenposten English Web Desk/Nina Berglund/NTB
    A Norwegian trucker has filed police charges against the country's new transport minister and the head of the state highway department. He claims they're not maintaining roads well enough. Leif Erik Nordmo of the trucking firm Power Trans in Rælingen, northeast of Oslo, makes the long drive between Oslo and Molde daily, hauling grocery items. He's wound up stuck on the mountain stretch of highway at Verma several times in November, because the road wasn't plowed. "We're paying for a service we're not getting," an irritated Nordmo told news bureau NTB on Tuesday. He's furious that all the taxes and...
  • US white supremacist arrested in plot to bomb Washington

    07/13/2005 3:36:27 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 56 replies · 1,583+ views
    AFP ^ | 7/13/05
    An Iowa man with white supremacist leanings was arrested after he told truck drivers over "citizens' band" radio that he was planning to set off a bomb in Washington, police said. Terry Daniels, 44, was found at a roadside gas station about 100 miles (160 kilometers) west of Chicago at 3:45 a.m. after truck drivers called police with his license plate number and a description of which direction his blue Ford van was heading. "We didn't find any explosives," Princeton, Illinois police chief Tom Root said. "We found a lot of documents like anti-government stuff and white supremacist stuff. There...
  • Trucker sued over crash where fetus was killed

    12/29/2004 8:03:24 AM PST · by Ellesu · 1 replies · 332+ views
    Bozeman Daily Chronicle ^ | 12/29/04 | Kellyn Brown
    An Idaho man already accused of negligently rolling his tractor-trailer last year has now been sued by a woman who lost her unborn child in the accident. Brian Sala, 50, and his employer at the time, trucking company Edwards Brothers Inc., are named as defendants in the lawsuit. Fatima Zukic was 35 weeks pregnant when Sala tipped his tractor-trailer on U.S. Highway 191 on August 7, 2003. The accident happened about 25 miles south of Four Corners. Sala was northbound, hauling a refrigerated trailer with hundreds of cases of beer inside. Sala flipped the tractor coming around a corner and...
  • Trucker Leads Police On Wild, Naked Ride

    11/21/2004 3:20:32 PM PST · by Samwise · 21 replies · 1,181+ views
    WRTV ^ | 11/19/04
    HARTFORD, Conn. -- It ended peacefully, but it was a situation that could have led to carnage on a highway early Saturday morning: a speeding tractor-trailer running from police on the wrong side of a Connecticut highway. Even more bizarre, police said the trucker was nude from the waist down. And police found an open can of beer in the cab. The 18-wheeler --registered to a New Jersey trucking company -- got stuck on a street divider in Newington, Conn., after a wild half-hour police chase through four towns. Police said the driver was Steven Reed (pictured, left), 44, of...
  • Trucker shot by Tennessee trooper being investigated for terrorist ties

    08/31/2004 10:24:29 PM PDT · by JDGreen123 · 38 replies · 1,327+ views
    WSMV TV4 - Nashville, TN ^ | 08/31/04 | AP wire
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Authorities say the unusual behavior of a New York truck driver who was pulled over for speeding and then shot during a confrontation with a state trooper has prompted them to investigate possible terrorist ties. Mohammed Medhat Karim, 46, was pulled over Monday by Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Thomas C. Kilpatrick for speeding on U.S. Highway 64 in Wayne County, about 80 miles southwest of Nashville. As Kilpatrick was returning with the citation, authorities said Karim backed into the trooper's car, and "there was a confrontation at that time." Kilpatrick fired several shots, striking the driver...
  • Big Rig Honors Those Who Perished Sept. 11, 2001

    05/03/2004 6:17:42 PM PDT · by SandRat · 18 replies · 638+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | May 3, 2004 | K.L. Vantran
    Big Rig Honors Those Who Perished Sept. 11, 2001 WASHINGTON, May 3, 2004 – More often than not, as John Holmgren drives his big rig along the nation's roadways, he is greeted with honks, cheers and sometimes tears. John Holmgren's tractor-trailer honors those who perished in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. Courtesy photo(Click photo for screen- resolution image) It is not Holmgren's driving that riles emotion. It's his message. The truck driver from Shafer, Minn., has transformed his 18-wheeler into a rolling memorial for the victims of Sept. 11, 2001. "It's my way of showing that those who died...
  • The harrowing escape of a US driver held captive in Iraq

    05/02/2004 5:39:43 PM PDT · by saquin · 7 replies · 217+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 5/3/04 | Peter Grier
    Sunday morning at around 11:15 a wounded man came panting up to a New York National Guard unit near the Iraqi town of Belad, about 30 miles south of Tikrit. The man said he was an American: Thomas Hamill, a contractor kidnapped last month after insurgents ambushed a convoy in which he'd been driving. He said he'd heard the US patrol pass the building in which he was being held, so he'd pried a door open and chased them half a mile up the road. Other than an old gunshot wound to the arm, Mr. Hamill seemed fine, so the...
  • A Hat That's Way Cool. Unless, of Course, It's Not

    05/17/2003 1:17:53 PM PDT · by Mister Magoo · 59 replies · 782+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 17, 2003 | Julia Chaplin
    NOTICED A Hat That's Way Cool. Unless, of Course, It's Not. By JULIA CHAPLIN Nathan Ellis, a 26-year-old publicist with spikey black hair, remembers the exact moment trucker hats really started to annoy him. It was at a party in a Lower East Side bar in February given by the owners of Colette, a Paris boutique. "I scanned the room and I could count 30 or 40 hipsters wearing trucker hats," Mr. Ellis said. "You could have closed your eyes and thrown a stick and hit a dozen foam caps at any given point of the night." Anthony Natiello, with...
  • Christian Trucker Helped Nab Snipers

    11/02/2002 5:29:23 PM PST · by T Ruth · 15 replies · 156+ views
    Maranatha Christian Journal ^ | 10/30/02 | Unattributed
    Christian Trucker Helped Nab Snipers ( CHARISMA) -- The Christian truck driver credited with spotting the Washington, D.C., serial snipers' vehicle and reporting it to police, leading to their capture, said God answers prayers. Last Thursday, Ron Lantz, 61, a 35-year veteran trucker from Ludlow, Ky., who is nearing retirement, alerted authorities after noticing the car of the suspects -- who had killed 10 and seriously wounded three since Oct. 2 -- at a Maryland rest stop, the Associated Press (AP) reported. Lantz had recently joined a group of about 50 truckers during an impromptu prayer session over the sniper...
  • Toddler Dies Under Texas Overpass

    09/09/2002 4:22:10 AM PDT · by ppaul · 12 replies · 369+ views
    AP ^ | 9/9/02 | Jamie Stengle
    RICHLAND, Texas (AP) -- Truck driver Cleaster Broadway didn't have much time at home with his 19-month-old son, so he brought the toddler along on road trips when he could. Their shared ride Sunday ended in tragedy after Broadway lost control of his tractor-trailer about 60 miles south of Dallas and slammed into a pillar that supported a highway bridge. The column collapsed, toppling the overpass. Debris rained onto the truck's cab, killing the little boy and trapping his father for eight hours. "He hardly got a chance to see him (the child) because he's always on the road," Broadway's...
  • Trucker kidnapping - most charges dropped [girlfriend seen beating herself w/ hair dryer!]

    05/11/2002 5:36:27 AM PDT · by Risky Schemer · 33 replies · 268+ views
    AJC ^ | May 11, 2002 | The Associated Press
    Most charges dropped against truck driver accused of holding his girlfriend captive The Associated Press DUBLIN -- Most charges were dropped Friday against a truck driver who was accused of holding his girlfriend captive for months while they traveled in his tractor-trailer from New York to Tennessee. CNN"Katina" Pate obviously was beaten, but her story had holes, officials said. Magistrate Judge Tommy Bobbitt found no probable cause existed for charges of kidnapping with bodily injury and aggravated assault against Shannon E. Jones, 26. Ronda "Katina" Pate, 37, had accused Jones two weeks ago of holding her against her will...
  • Trucker Held Woman Captive

    04/24/2002 2:49:08 PM PDT · by fellowpatriot · 3 replies · 228+ views
    WXIA-TV Atlanta, Associated Press ^ | 4/24/2002 | Joel Thomas
    Authorities in Georgia arrested a New York truck driver on the suspicion that he held a woman captive in his rig for more than a year. A maintenance worker at an I-75 rest stop in McMinn County, Tenn., saw a message the woman left in a restroom and alerted police. Investigators traced the truck to another rest stop on Interstate-16 near Dublin, Ga., where they found the woman and her alleged captor. The 24-year-old victim says Shannon Jones held her hostage for more than a year, roaming the United States in his truck. Katina Shaddix said Jones would follow her...
  • TRUCKER IN SIMILAR I-40 FATAL (4 DEAD IN CRASH W. MEMPHIS, ARK) IN TEXAS

    04/06/2002 4:25:46 AM PST · by GailA · 10 replies · 574+ views
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | 4/6/02 | Bartholomew Sullivan
    Trucker in similar I-40 fatal in Texas By Bartholomew Sullivan sullivan@gomemphis.com April 6, 2002 The California trucker accused of causing a rear-end collision on Interstate 40 near West Memphis last week, killing a family of four, has vehicular manslaughter charges pending against him for a similar accident in Texas. "What's he still doing driving?" Clay County (Texas) Dist. Atty. Richard J. Roach asked Friday when a reporter told him about the new Arkansas manslaughter charges. Texas records show Vartan Allahverdi, 46, is accused of rear-ending a Nissan pickup carrying six people from Phoenix, Ariz., on March 18, 2000, sending it...
  • Secret Service Investigating Alleged Bush Threat

    03/31/2002 7:54:16 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 21 replies · 310+ views
    Secret Service Investigating Alleged Bush Threat— WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Secret Service said on Sunday it had no comment on a report that a trucker had been arrested outside Chattanooga, Tennessee after allegedly threatening President Bush. "The Secret Service is conducting an investigation and due to there being an active, ongoing investigation, I can't make any further comment about it," said a Secret Service official who spoke on condition of anonymity. Cable News Network reported the man told police he had a 3,000-pound bomb "... and the president has problems," in a telephone conversation that led to his apprehension...
  • Cross-Dressing Truck Driver Sues Winn Dixie

    03/29/2002 1:21:26 PM PST · by geaux · 33 replies · 582+ views
    ACLU ^ | unknown | ACLU
    NEW ORLEANS, LA -The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against grocery store giant Winn-Dixie on behalf of a heterosexual male truck driver who was fired because he sometimes dresses in women's clothing and expresses a feminine identity away from work. Pride At Work has joined a coalition of organizations calling for a National Mobilization Against Winn-Dixie from December 18 through January 5. The coalition has four goals: (1) To educate Winn-Dixie that it was wrong to Peter Oiler, and that such actions will not go unnoticed; (2) To raise awareness in the general public...