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Englewood Semi-Truck Driver Found Crushed Between His Truck And Trailer

By Alina Panek CHICAGO (CBS) – Truck driver William Wells, 46, was found dead on Tuesday morning in his employer’s train yard in West Englewood between his rig and its trailer. At 2:30 a.m., police were called to a train yard that Wells worked at as a driver and discovered his body “between the semi-truck and semi-trailer.” He was dead on arrival. Police said that Wells owned the truck. According to the Medical Examiner’s Office, Wells died from traumatic asphyxia, also known as crush asphyxia. Crush asphyxia is when there is pressure placed on the chest so that normal breathing cannot occur.  
CHICAGO, IL
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Maui truck driver, 42, at hospital after solo crash on Hana Highway

Maui police are investigating a solo car crash on Hana Highway Tuesday morning that sent a 42-year-old man to the emergency room in critical condition. The Maui Police Department said that about 10:20 a.m. Tuesday, officers responded to a single motor vehicle accident at the highway near mile marker 28.
HANA, HI
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Teens Could Become Long-Haul Truckers Under New Bill

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Tow truck driver saves man from burning vehicle in Connecticut

STAMFORD, Conn. (WWLP) – Connecticut Police were able to receive help from the public Tuesday to identify the unknown man that rescued another man from a burning vehicle, saving his life. According to Connecticut State Police, the unknown man at the time stopped at a burning vehicle on September 4th...
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Truck driver dies after crashing into brick wall in Sparks

SPARKS, Nev. (KRNV) — A truck driver is dead after crashing into a brick wall in Sparks Tuesday night. Officers with the Sparks Police Department responded to Sparks Blvd. just north of Prater Way on the report of a single-vehicle crash just before 11 p.m. on September 21. When officers...
SPARKS, NV
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Truck driver involved in major accident in West Whiteland on the lam

WEST WHITELAND — Police are still searching for a truck driver involved in a crash on Route 100 earlier this year in which four people were hospitalized. A warrant was issued for Robert Sullivan of Trinity, N.C. Police have been unable to locate him after the Feb. 25, 2021, crash that involved nine vehicles and 15 people.
WEST CHESTER, PA
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Rensselaer truck driver wins ‘Driver of the Year’ title

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Two local men have won awards from the Trucking Association of New York during an awards ceremony on September 21. Steven Bullinger of Rensselaer has won the New York State 2020 Statewide Driver of the Year award. He is a professional truck driver for Golub Corporation.
RENSSELAER, NY
NBC San Diego

18-Year-Old Truck Drivers Could Soon Cross State Lines

Commercial truck drivers must be 21 or older to transport goods across state lines, but new rules in the bipartisan infrastructure bill that passed the Senate could create a program for some 18-year-olds to cross state lines. Some say the rule change could lead to more opportunities and help the...
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WKRN

Search underway for tow truck driver in Madison hit-and-run crash

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KYTV

Semi simulator training students at North Arkansas College

HARRISON, Ark. (KY3) - North Arkansas College is using a new truck driver simulator along with its 15-week training course for truck drivers working towards a commercial driver’s license. The simulator, purchased with a Regional Workforce Grant, teaches students the basics of how to drive a semi before they ever...
HARRISON, AR

Driver pay a focus of Joshi nomination hearing

Meera Joshi brought attention to problems with detention time and improving driver compensation during her nomination hearing to become the administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Joshi, a former chairperson and CEO of the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission, has served as FMCSA’s acting administrator since...
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Truck driver critically injured after crashing into Route 40 building

BALTIMORE (WBFF) — A truck driver was critically injured after crashing into a building near Route 40 in Aberdeen this afternoon, said the Maryland State Fire Marshal's office. The 43-year-old driver struck Stack & Store, on South Philadelphia Road near Route 715 at about 12:59 p.m. The accident sparked a...
MARYLAND STATE
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