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BRINSON, GA – Two people were hurt in a rear-end truck accident that happened Tuesday afternoon, July 10, on a highway in Decatur County, Georgia. The collision, which involved a semi truck, a front loader, and a pick-up truck, occurred on U.S. Highway 84 near the city of Brinson. The accident area is in the far southwest section of the state, about 54 miles northwest of Tallahassee, Florida and about 150 miles southeast of Montgomery, Alabama.

After rear-ending the pick-up, the driver of the semi trailer truck apparently lost control of his rig.

At about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon Jesse Huckeba, an employee of Glenn Heard Farms based in Brinson, was driving a front loader in the westbound lanes of U.S. Highway 84 in Decatur County, GA. Behind the slow-moving vehicle was a pick-up truck driven by Chris Bale of Miller County, GA. The pick-up was following the front loader as a safety precaution and had its emergency flasher lights activated. ... Read More

ATLANTA, GA – A young child died Tuesday, June 1, 2010, when the parked car he was in was hit by an out of control semi trailer truck in Fulton County, Georgia. The fatal truck accident occurred in an Auto Zone store’s parking lot in Atlanta, GA, just off the Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway. The area is in the north central section of the state, about 147 miles east of Birmingham, Alabama and about 119 miles south of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Crews were brought in to remove the wreckage of the damaged cars and semi truck. A Haz-Mat team was also at the site to clean up fuel that spilled from the 18 wheeler after the truck accident.

The events leading to the truck accident began around noon on Tuesday on the Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway in northwest Atlanta. A semi trailer truck was driving on the parkway when a white car going in the opposite direction reportedly lost control and crossed over into the 18 wheeler’s path and hit it nearly head-on. The driver of the car has been identified as 18 year old Kelly Canty. ... Read More

WOODSTOCK, GA: A tractor trailer truck hit and killed a woman in Cherokee County, Georgia. The accident happened Friday evening on Interstate 575 near the town of Woodstock, in the Atlanta metropolitan region. The area is in the northwest section of the state, 114 miles northwest of Macon, GA and 100 miles southeast of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Ms Lopez suffered fatal injuries in the truck accident and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sometime shortly after 6:30 p.m. Friday evening, a car reportedly spun out of control and caused a multiple car crash on I-575 near the intersection of Towne Lake Parkway/Eagle Drive. 38 year old Linda L. Lopez of Acworth, GA had been in one of the cars that had been in the accident… ... Read More

Commercial truckers say that theft of their cargo is becoming a big problem. Experts saw a huge spike in semi truck cargo thefts in 2009. Most of the thefts that have been reported occur when the truck driver stops for a bite to eat.


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KHQ.com in Spokane WA reports:

“Last year, close to 500 million dollars of goods were stolen from truckers in the U.S. That’s a 67 percent increase over the 290 million from 2008. Thieves stole 859 truckloads last year alone.

The items that appear to be at high risk are electronic or pharmaceutucal goods because they can be easily sold to consumers.

“Truckers have been warned by their companies to stay away from certain states because the risk of a heist is too high. High risk states include Georgia, Texas and Florida.

Trucker drivers also say they’re coming up with more ways to protect themselves and their cargo.

Tractor-trailer driver Angela Middleton gives an example of ways truckers are trying to prevent thefts. “A friend of mine actually has a chain that he will strap through his door handles and locks it where there’s just little room left on his side to close it, so if they try to open the door they can’t even get it all the way open.”

The thefts may be related to a down economy, but others could be because of plain carelessness, as drivers leave their rigs unlocked.”

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