The National Transportation Safety Board begins a two-day forum Tuesday to hear from federal regulators, safety experts, and the truck and bus industries about what is being done to prevent deadly accidents and why past safety recommendations — some of them decades old — haven't been enacted.
Interstate 29 north of here is expected to remain closed for the next couple of days as large sections remain underwater and as crews survey damage, said Kevin Gorder of the North Dakota Department of Transportation. That's more wear and tear on truck drivers, and more money out of their pockets.
Darrell W. Jensen is accused of not securing pallets of cement blocks properly, resulting in one block bouncing on an Owatonna, Minn., highway, smashing through the windshield of a minivan traveling the opposite direction and striking Steven K. Batt of Waseca, Minn., in the head.
A U.S. program that offers trusted trucking companies speedy passage across American borders has begun attracting just the sort of customers who place a premium on avoiding inspections: Mexican drug smugglers.
Charges against 76-year-old are misdemeanors A prosecutor has filed 10 counts of negligent homicide against a trucker who slammed into a line of stopped cars in northeastern Oklahoma. Ten people died in the June 26 wreck.
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency says a commercial truck driver last week tried to bring a bag of prohibited citrus fruit across the Canada-U.S. border. The driver was fined $300 and surrendered his FAST card.
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