Truck Driver in Tracy Morgan Crash Awake For 24 Hours, Truck Drivers React
Each day thousands of truck drivers hit the road; carrying everything from food to furniture to cars.
“Trucking is what makes America move,” said Jerome Coco. “Without truck drivers, America would be at a standstill.”
Coco has been a truck driver for more than two decades. He says it’s a job he takes very seriously.
“I’m allowed to drive 11 hours a day, so I’m going to drive 11 hours a day,” he said. “I’m not going to push it because I’m worth more than that, and there’s other people out there.”
Not everyone however shares Coco’s way of thinking.
Early Saturday morning, a Walmart truck driver slammed into actor and comedian Tracy Morgan’s limo bus along the New Jersey Turnpike.
Morgan is still recovering at a New Jersey hospital. His friend, comedian James McNair, was killed in the crash.
According to a criminal complaint, the driver, Kevin Roper, hadn’t slept for more than 24 hours.
Roper has since been charged with one count of death by auto and four counts of assault by auto.
Lube Truck Driver
Chesapeake, Va. – Quality Enterprises USA, Inc is looking for a Lube Truck Driver.
Candidates must have prior experience fueling and lubricating common types of heavy equipment. A CDL with a Hazmat endorsement is required. Applicants must have the ability to pass a pre-employment drug test and thorough background and criminal history checks for access to military bases.
Truck Drivers Wanted
WHITE CITY, Ore. – A help wanted sign sits outside F V Martin’s truck lot in White City, while a line of empty trucks sit on the other end of the fence.
In an industry where an empty lot is a sign that business is doing well, the sight is hardly welcome.
“We have more business than we can handle,” said Doug Sabin, Safety Director with F V Martin. “We’ve got the trucks, but we don’t have the drivers.”
Sabin handles hiring for the company. He says the talent pool has been dry for about six months to a year. Meanwhile, strict emissions standards in California have forced them to upgrade much of their fleet.
As a result, the entire trucking industry in the area has had to raise its prices 15-20%.
“The cost of drivers has gone up, the cost of insurance has gone up, the cost of fuel has gone up, we have to translate that to the customer,” said Sabin.
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Ready Mix Truck Driver
Knife River Northern California Ready Mix division serves the greater Stockton California marketplace with ready mix through delivery in our Ready Mix Trucks. We are looking for several seasonal Ready Mix Truck drivers to join our team.
The Ready Mix Truck driver positions are seasonal and may be dispatched from our Stockton CA location to deliver ready mix concrete to customers throughout the 6 ready mix plants placed throughout the Northern California area. Responsibilities of the position include: Performing daily truck inspections and report needed repairs; Daily maintenance of equipment; Drives truck under loading hopper to receive sand, gravel, cement and water and starts mixer adjusting ready mix to proper slump, rinsing down loading area and cleaning off material spilled on outside of drum; Drives truck equipped with auxiliary concrete mixer to deliver concrete mix to job sites: Drives truck to location for unloading, attaches chutes then unloads concrete; Cleans truck after delivery to prevent concrete from hardening in mixer and on truck, using water hose or (where applicable) hazardous materials including hydrochloric or muritic acid; .Ensure proper use of truck tracking software; Work with central dispatch or plant person for daily schedule; Ensure OSHA, DOT, EPA, MSHA, Federal, State, and Local safety and environmental regulation compliance including attending training and Performs other duties as assigned.