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Trucker Found Guilty Of Fatigued Driving, Faces Up To Three Years In Prison

When truckers do not get enough sleep, the results can be deadly. In fact, fatigued driving is considered one of the top ten causes of truck accidents in the United States with 65 percent of them occurring on long-haul trips. Believe it or not, sleep loss impacts performance similar to alcohol. Your ability to perform becomes impaired …

Man Killed in Truck Accident in Hastings, NE

The Nebraska State Police are investigating an accident that occurred at a railroad crossing in Hastings, Neb., that claimed the life of a 52-year-old man on Tuesday, April 24. According to KCAUTV.com, the man had stopped his truck at a railroad crossing when he was rear-ended by a tractor trailer, pushing his vehicle into a …

SUV Crashes with Semi Hauling Oversized Load in Gage County, NE

A woman driving an SUV was injured when her vehicle collided with a tractor trailer hauling an oversized load in southeast Nebraska on Monday, April 9. According to WOWT.com, both vehicles were traveling on Highway 77 when the accident occurred. The driver of the SUV was taken to a nearby medical facility with non-life-threatening injuries. …

2 Injured When Tractor Trailer Crashes Into Pickup in Nebraska

A tractor trailer rear-ended a pickup in rural Nebraska on the morning of Tuesday, Feb. 14, injuring both drivers and sending a load of shingles across Highway 20 in Chadron. According to Chadrad.com, a semi truck pulling a flatbed trailer smashed into the back of a pickup. Both drivers were treated for minor injuries and …

Tractor-Trailer Collides with Train in Rural Nebraska

A train conductor was injured when his train collided with a semi-truck in Broken Bow, Nebraska, on the evening of Wednesday, Feb. 15. According to SandhillsExpress.com, the driver of the tractor-trailer, which was hauling a forklift, was crossing railroad tracks without yielding to the oncoming Burlington Northern train. The truck was spun around by the …

SUV, Semi-Truck Involved in Fatal Accident in Nebraska

According to the North Platte Bulletin, a man was killed near Cozad, Nebraska, on Friday, Feb. 10, when the SUV in which he was riding was struck by a semi-truck on Interstate 80. Nebraska State Patrol report the SUV stopped in the traffic lane for an “unknown medical event” and the driver of the semi …

NTSB: Ban All Cell Phone Use While Driving

Truck drivers who’ve felt singled out by talk of cell phone bans can take heart: It’s not just about trucks anymore. Thanks to a strong correlation between fatality crashes and cell phone usage while driving, on Tuesday the five-person National Transportation Safety Board unanimously recommended a universal ban on talking, texting, and emailing while driving …

Werner Adds Meritor Tire Inflation System (MTIS) Across Fleet

Advances in trucking technology continue to make the roads safer and the jobs easier. Werner Enterprises is adding the Meritor Tire Inflation System (MTIS) to all of its nearly 24,000 trailers. So far, just under 4,000 of Werner’s Wabash National vans have been equipped with this trucking technology from Pressure Systems International. The MTIS, which …

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