Truck Drivers

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2 Investigators: Drowsy Truck Drivers At The Wheel?

CHICAGO (CBS) — It’s a familiar scene: the lights of a police squad car at an accident scene on I-80. Jeanette Pivot, 64, had stopped her car to avoid it. Behind her a truck approached. […]

10/30/2014

Illinois State Police decal. (CBS)

State Police To Join Crackdown On Unsafe Truck Drivers

Illinois State Police have joined their counterparts in a dozen other states for a massive public safety initiative this weekend.

07/30/2014

Trucks. (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: Truck Drivers Claim Owners Pressured Them To Break Rules

There have been a string of fatal truck accidents in the Chicago area caused by drivers who were charged with falsifying their driving logs and were apparently too tired to drive safely.

07/23/2014

An electronic logging device for trucks.  (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: Safety Officials Want Electronic Logs For Truck Drivers

Federal rules limit truckers from driving more than 11 of the 14 consecutive hours they work. They have to take a ten hour break before driving again.

07/22/2014

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Safety Advocates: Tired Truckers May Be Hauling Fireworks

Tired truckers may be hauling fireworks to your local 4th of July celebration, thanks to an exemption in federal law.

WBBM Newsradio–06/30/2011

Firefighters look at the wreckage of an Amtrak passenger car Friday June 24, 2011 near US 95 north of Fallon, Nev. The west-bound train was struck by a semi-truck and burst into flames. The driver and a passenger of the truck were killed. Injured train passengers were taken to local hospitals but officials must let the wreck cool off before they continue their search. (AP Photo/Liz Margerum)

Truck Company In Deadly Train Wreck Had Citations

A Nevada trucking company under scrutiny for a fatal crash with an Amtrak train has been cited repeatedly by state authorities for crashes, unsafe driving and operating a truck with tires so bald the vehicle had to be taken off the road.

06/26/2011

Chicago Snow Plow

Chicago Wasting $18 Million Annually On Truck Drivers

Chicago taxpayers are wasting $18 million a year on 200 motor truck drivers who shuttle city crews to work sites.

03/30/2011