This story below is taken from the Trucker and I think validates what a lot of us truckers have felt about accidents all along involving personal vehicles and semi trucks. Yeah, we already knew this but it sure looks great in print. Once again driving home its point that it’s important for the federal Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program to fairly address crash accountability, the American Trucking Associations today released results from several studies that found car drivers to be far more at fault in
For any of you that have been following along since the beginning, you know the reason I started One Girl trucking was because a drunk woman ran out in front of my truck, with her kids cheering her on because she said that I was speeding. And if you didn't, now you do! Well, you know what they say about assumptions right? I kind of had a conversation on Facebook with a gal that I grew up with not too long ago- the reason I say kind of is because after I told her that I thought she was making assumptions, she
As the year draws to an end, I had HUGE plans for a nice post about my year and what it has meant to me. After all, I’ve done things I never dreamed I would do; I’ve had photographers out to the farm, and stories printed in magazines. I’ve hauled a load of homegrown, natural, grass fed, beef to people that were amazingly happy to see me (and their beef). I’ve met astounding people that have changed my world, and how I look at it and that includes all of you-you are all amazing…. However, after the trip down,
A few weeks ago when I went to pick up my loaded trailer I run into a driver I have known for some time. He is a company driver for one of the accounts I haul for. He has always been fun to talk to, so of coarse when I walked into the guard shack we gave each other a bit of shit, told a story or two and caught up on where we have been. Finally as I was going to walk out the door to go get my trailer I asked him if he was going out or coming back in, to which he replied that he wouldn’t be driving for the next two
I have been following this story since February and honestly it makes me sick. A driver new to the trucking industry flipped over a CRST truck. I will say right off I do not personally know him, just of him and that is where I am writing this story from. He came to me last fall via Twitter asking if I would help him get a job driving. Below is his message he sent me. For the record, I declined. Hey Bethany can I ask a favor? Could you go to bat for me a lil with schnider_Ben? He's going to bat for me with
I really never had any intention of posting this anywhere. BUT, seeing Hubs and I don't get to run together as much as we would like I thought I'd take video. Then when I started watching it, I could see a different view of how it looks to turn a truck on corners and I thought I would show you. Don't worry, it may look like it, but I don't run anything over! Trucks need a good amount of room to move, and even though I meet a lot of people who are willing to give me that room, I run into even more people who are mad as
This is a short trip across HWY 60 in Arizona just west of Show Low. The ride I'm about to take you on is just the tip of the iceberg for what you can and will see on HWY 60. It's beautiful country! For a trucker I think, with a loaded wagon HWY 60 is a lot of work and you had best be prepared and know your truck, how to handle it, and what lies ahead. Sometime when I have the chance I will video more of the ride. By the time I got into most of the pulling/downhill grades I had lost most of my light.
I found this on a friend of mines facebook page (Thanks Tonka!). This is a really, really nice piece from the news media, and a great look at what happens to truck drivers daily and usually many times a day! Thought it might interest some of you!