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Council Wooten

Prison Transportation Officer Killed in Truck Accident

A prison transport officer died in a truck accident in Palm Bay on the early morning of December 20, according to WTSP.com. Reports indicate the 47-year-old male, Officer Jeffrey Farless, died after the van he was driving rear-ended a semi-truck [...]
Council Wooten

US Dept Of Transportation Bans Drivers From Using Phones

The US Department of Transportation ruled that commercial truck drivers may no longer use cell phones or handheld devices of any kind, according to sources. Violators can face up to $2,750 fines for each instance, and repeat offenders risk [...]
Mike Damaso

Semi Crash on I-4 Caused by Sleepy Trucker

Another Central Florida crash on Interstate 4 was reported this morning in the Orlando Sentinel, this time as a result of a tired trucker. The sentinel reports that a “sleepy driver” was behind the wheel of a semi truck pulling [...]
Orman Kimbrough

Trucker Fatigue Prompts For a New Federal Safety Law

Federal regulators say that trucker fatigue is causing fatal accidents, even as the number of fatal truck crashes has dropped in recent years after a major overhaul of rules that took effect in 2004. A lawsuit in federal court is accusing trucker [...]
Sandy Grinnell, Staff Contributor

Tanker Explodes into Ball of Fire – Driver of Stalled Vehicle Arrested

Authorities have arrested the driver of the station wagon that was abandoned in the middle of I-95 yesterday that caused a massive explosion. A tanker filled with thousands of gallons of gasoline struck the vehicle and the tanker burst into [...]
Sandy Grinnell, Staff Contributor

NTSB Proposes New Safety Recommendations

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has proposed new safety recommendations for the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). The NTSB reviewed two separate accidents in which a truck towing a trailer full of [...]
Diego Madrigal

Deadly School Bus Accident in Ocala

There has been a deadly school bus vs. semi crash in Marion County. According to the reports, the bus had stopped to unload students when a semi truck failed to stop and crashed into the bus. The bus was pushed 200 feet forward and then burst [...]