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Bret Hanna

Distracted Truck Driver Kills 200 Sheep

A distracted truck driver killed about 200 sheep when his truck and livestock trailer rolled off U.S. Highway 189 near Heber City. The driver lost control and left the highway midday and then…

Bret Hanna

Winter Driving is Upon Us

As a semi tractor and trailer crested the summit in Parley’s Canyon on Interstate 80 early this morning, it struck a patch of ice and the driver lost control. The truck rolled off the roadway, down…

Bret Hanna

Weather NOT the Cause of Accidents During First Winter Storm

The first winter storm of the season blew into Utah early yesterday morning, and we have three notable accidents that snarled the commute to show for it. But it does not appear that the cold and…

Bret Hanna

Hit and Run Semi Driver Injures Student

Unbelievable. A student walking home from school in Pleasant Grove was hit by a full size semi with a belly dump trailer and the driver fled the scene. The accident happened at about 2:30 this…

Bret Hanna

Deadly Semi-Car Crash Snarls Traffic but Who is at Fault?

Bangerter Highway was closed for hours this morning because of a deadly crash that occurred at about 4:45 a.m. A West Jordan Police spokesperson said that 31-year old Phillip Nielsen was driving a…

Mark J. Williams

Commercial Trucker's Hours of Service Violations Put Driving Public at Risk

There are perhaps few things more dangerous on our highways than a sleepy commercial truck driver. In order to address this, the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA) adopts…

Mark J. Williams

Texting By Drivers Proven to Be Extreme Hazard

In an article from the New York Times, July 28, 2009, it was revealed from an 18 month study of truck drivers that texting by big rig drivers is a much greater safety risk on the road than…

Bret Hanna

Should Obese Truck Drivers Undergo Mandatory Testing To Determine If They Have Sleep Apnea?

Truck drivers are people and some are overweight. Some, like the general population, are downright obese. But over-the-road truck drivers make their living driving very large, heavy vehicles that…