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Tractor-trailer kills mechanic

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Don’t have many details but thought I would share some tragic news.  According to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Department, a 28-year old Dade City mechanic working on a tractor-trailer at the trucking company location, died instantly when it fell on top of him. An investigation says the death was accidental. I hope they consult with…

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Disney bus crash turns fatal

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A 68-year old Massachusetts man visiting the Walt Disney World’s Port Orleans resort was hit and killed by a bus recently.  A witness who called 911 said the man walked in front of the bus and “got knocked to the ground pretty hard; his head was bleeding”.  He also said, “The man was breathing, but…

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100 deadliest highways for truckers

Archives, Trucking Accidents

Truckers beware.  The following is must-read for you.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently put together a list of the 100 deadliest highways in America.  Florida’s Interstate-95 was at the top.   The report covered a four-year period ending in 2008.  It states that there were over 650 fatal accidents on Interstate-95 during that timeframe.…

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Share the Road Safely Program

Archives, Trucking Accidents

For those of you who are not familiar with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Share the Road Safely Program, let me explain what it is.  The program gives commercial drivers an opportunity to set an example for other drivers to share the road safely.  It gives truck drivers an opportunity to improve their professional…

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