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Colorado trucker in deadly pileup gets 110 years, gets emotional at sentencing...
Rogel Aguilera-Medros, 26, who was convicted of vehicular homicide and other charges, testified that he tried to slam on the brakes to stop his semitrailer hauling lumber on April 25, 2019, but said they failed. Prosecutors focused on his decision not to take any runaway truck ramps while traveling about 85 mph on Interstate 70 west of Denver.
The chain-reaction wreck ruptured gas tanks, causing flames that consumed several vehicles and melted parts of the highway. Those killed were Miguel Angel Lamas Arellano, 24; William Bailey, 67; Doyle Harrison, 61; and Stanley Politano, 69.
Central Freight Lines to shut down after 96 years...
“Years of operating losses and struggles for many years sapped our liquidity and we had no other place to go at this point,” Kalem told FreightWaves. “Nobody is going to make money on this closing, nobody.”
Central Freight will cease picking up new shipments effective Monday and expects to deliver substantially all freight in its system by Dec. 20, according to a company statement.
A source familiar with the company said he is unsure whether CFL will file Chapter 7 or “liquidate outside of bankruptcy,” but that the LTL carrier has no plans to reorganize.
House Bill Boosts Protections Against Staged Crashes...
Reps. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) and Garret Graves (R-La.) unveiled the Highway Accident Fairness Act of 2021 this month. Their legislation aims to further ensure legitimate claims are pursued fairly and promptly for victims involved in highway accidents.
Specifically, the bill would provide federal jurisdiction over interstate crashes deemed to be of national significance. It also would seek to enhance transparency in the litigation process, and increase certain protections for motor carriers and insurers dealing with fraudulent claims resulting from staged collisions.
Nebraska Trucking Assn.: Some companies may not drive Wednesday due to high winds...
The Nebraska Trucking Association said many trucking companies have already decided not to drive Wednesday, or to only allow heavy or low profile loads.
They said winds like those we’re expecting can easily tip over a tractor-trailer, especially on bridges or curves.
They said no load or life is worth the risk but said these drivers are professionals who are highly trained and monitored.
They offer advice for other drivers as those truckers navigate the weather.
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