Monthly Archive: February 2014

Tour Bus Driver Killed in Crash With Truck in Vt. 0

Tour Bus Driver Killed in Crash With Truck in Vt.

WEST HAVEN, Vt. | A tour bus struck a jackknifed tractor-trailer on an icy western Vermont roadway, killing the bus driver, police said Saturday. Vermont State Police said the truck was stopped on state Route 22A in West Haven on Friday night when the bus crested a hill, lost control and careened into the guard rails and the trailer. The bus driver, Darnell Hannah, 59, of Millstone, N.J., was trapped in the wreckage and died from his injuries, police said.

Two of the remaining 31 people on board had moderate injuries and the rest had minor injuries, according to police. Eight patients were transported to Porter Hospital in Middlebury and 24, including the truck driver, were taken to Rutland Regional Medical Center. Shari Owens, a spokeswoman for Rutland, said one person was admitted in good condition and the rest were treated and released by 2:30 a.m.

Porter Hospital declined to comment on the conditions of its crash victims, citing privacy rules. Police did not release the name of the tour bus company. Neither the point of origin nor destination of the bus was immediately known.

The road as ice-covered at the time of the crash and police called the conditions a contributing factor.

West Haven is about 60 miles south of Burlington.

Get your load on! (Edition 7) | Overdrive – Owner Operators Trucking … 0

Get your load on! (Edition 7) | Overdrive – Owner Operators Trucking …

This occasional series showcases reader rigs and loads from across the nation past and present, as the first two entries below make clear. To send in a photo of one of your loads, use the photo-submission form at this link. A beatiful landscape here from David Forfar, this 2005 Peterbilt hauling a load of 120-foot utility poles from Oregon to Arizona.

The shot was taken in December of 2013 along the way in Nevada This 2014 Peterbilt 389 was custom-ordered from the Peterbilt plant in Denton, Texas, built for Cris and Kelly Bocanegra of Martindale, Texas. It was put into service just this past October, and is here pictured unloading in Von Ormy, Texas Chris Thompson sent in this shot of a buddy of his truck pulling the monster Cat bed between Laredo and Houston. Another day at Sherriff s office in Panama City, Fla..

Sent in by Steve Harbuck, these two loads, originating in parts east and west of Panama City, were delivered to search and rescue operations there.

Tony Kretzer of Kretzer Trucking hauled this Cat D7 to Fort Stewart, Ga.

Va.</p><p>Port Problems Draw Attention | Go By Truck Global News 0

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Port Problems Draw Attention | Go By Truck Global News

Updated: February 25, 2014 Serious delays at the Port of Virginia have drawn the attention and ire of truck drivers and officials alike. Approximately 50 drivers met Saturday, Feb.

22, 2014, in Norfolk to call for changes, and the Port of Virginia last week announced the formation of a motor carrier task force to address the problems. We re here because we re absolutely fed up with the issues that are crippling the industry that we once enjoyed, said George Berry at Saturday s meeting.

Berry is a local owner-operator who organized and moderated the event. He indicated that if drivers do not feel like their needs are being addressed, they will strike. The Port of Virginia, for its part, is paying attention.

The director of terminal services for Virginia International Terminals attended the meeting Saturday to hear the drivers concerns. The port is also establishing a task force to suggest improvements for the port operations. The task force will include motor carriers, service providers, the International Longshoremen s Association, ocean carriers, shippers, and U.S.

Customs and Border Protection.

Some of the issues it plans to focus on include safety, reducing turn times, cutting wait time at the gates and chassis availability.