LIFE Depends on Trucks

LIFE Depends on Trucks A site dedicated to educating the public on how trucks, rail, and maritime are all connected. "Together Our World Works" Trucks are everywhere and in everything, no matter what it is a truck played a part in its placement there, however, there is so much more to it then that!
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With todays economy and super fast pace, it takes so much more then just trucks to keep the world moving on time and without delay. Trucks don't work without the railroad, the railroad doesn't work without trucks, and sea cargo doesn't work without trucks or the railroad and vise versa. We are all connected!!! It takes every bit of us working together everyday to keep gas at the pumps, food on the shelves, a roof over your head, and clothes on our back. We invite you to open your mind and see things for what they really are, look at things from a worldly view and not just a state, country, or province. We're not suggesting that anyone try to solve world problems or donate money to a less fortunate country, but simply open your eyes to the economics of things. See how goods are moved, where they come from, and how we "truly" operate. It is not just about trucking, the railroad, the aircraft, or cargo ships anymore. It is about us ALL, if one aspect fails we all fail, and it would bring a domino effect.

Mission: To educate and inform the general public as well as stress the importance of all industries such as trucking, rail, air, and sea transport. :) Trucks are an important part of daily life, we are the key to delivering the goods to market for you and your family to purchase, however, we're not the only key to keeping the world moving. Everything from trains, planes, and cargo ships play a huge role in our daily life! Take a look around and see how we are all connected and how "together our world works"!

This driver was really lucky! He fell asleep at the wheel and rolled his truck in Willis TX. He's going to be fine but p...
10/29/2016

This driver was really lucky! He fell asleep at the wheel and rolled his truck in Willis TX. He's going to be fine but please don't drive tired!

*Roxy*
Milstead Automotive Unit 51

18 WHEELER ROLLOVER I-45 SOUTHBOUND BETWEEN CALVARY AND SHEPHERD HILL. NOT AFFECTING TRAFFIC SLOW DOWN FOR EMERGENCY VEHICLES ON SIDE OF ROAD

Tow truck driver's death highlights dangers of job
10/16/2016
Tow truck driver's death highlights dangers of job

Tow truck driver's death highlights dangers of job

They came from all over the Capital Region and parts around the state for 51-year-old James Homkey whether they knew him or not. They went to Homkey's funeral because they know how dangerous it is working on the side of a highway.

Free piece of advice...listen carefully because this is gold.Sometimes we all make mistakes, sometimes we need a wrecker...
09/25/2016

Free piece of advice...listen carefully because this is gold.

Sometimes we all make mistakes, sometimes we need a wrecker to fix those mistakes. The other day I went to winch a trailer out of the ditch, it should have been a simple winch out but the driver made a choice to drop the trailer after he dropped the trailer tandem in the ditch.

His decision cost him twice what it would have if he had left his truck under the trailer.

****If you ever cut a turn too short and find yourself stuck in a ditch...NEVER and I mean NEVER...disconnect your trailer!!!****

Leaving your truck connected to your trailer will save yourself time and money when the wrecker gets there, it also keeps the situation much safer then if you disconnect from it.

Have a great day!

Roxy Unit 51
Milstead Automotive

08/28/2016
Ezra Klein

Ezra Klein

Just don't do it. Please?

07/27/2016
KTLA 5 News

KTLA 5 News

Caught on video: A big rig trying to make a tight right turn knocked out a light pole and sheared a fire hydrant in Van Nuys Friday.

The collision resulted in a four-story geyser of water.

"This was one of my worst nightmares as a truck driver," wrote the man whose surveillance video captured the incident.

Read KTLA's story here: http://ktlane.ws/1ymiajz

😳 things are getting way too crazy!
07/13/2016
CDLLife.com

😳 things are getting way too crazy!

Be careful out there, everyone.

Wheels not in motion: Australia running short of truckies
05/25/2016
Wheels not in motion: Australia running short of truckies

Wheels not in motion: Australia running short of truckies

Australia is rapidly running short of truck drivers, and is on course for an economic hit in the next decade as transport companies increasingly fail to find enough staff to meet the growing demand to move freight.

I feel bad for both parties involved in this. I hope that this brings awareness to everyone, it is impossible to see peo...
05/19/2016
Livetrucking.com

I feel bad for both parties involved in this. I hope that this brings awareness to everyone, it is impossible to see people directly in front of a square hood truck. Prayers to all involved.

Police have released this chilling clip.

Sadly there are so many more negatives that can come from leasing a truck then what is listed here.
05/03/2016
Lease or Fleece?

Sadly there are so many more negatives that can come from leasing a truck then what is listed here.

If you feel the need to drink and drive you shouldn't have a license, much less be behind the wheel of a semi. This make...
04/24/2016
DPS: Driver intoxicated in wreck that killed 3 near Conroe

If you feel the need to drink and drive you shouldn't have a license, much less be behind the wheel of a semi. This makes me sick! All of this was preventable!!! Shame on this driver! People lost their lives because of his foolish mistake!

CUT AND SHOOT - The driver of an 18-wheeler witnesses say slammed into four cars, killing three and injuring a child, is facing intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault charges, police say. 

How do you feel about this?Just my opinion but the ones they are trying to get are the fellas hauling by the ton, years ...
04/19/2016
CDLLife.com

How do you feel about this?

Just my opinion but the ones they are trying to get are the fellas hauling by the ton, years ago when I hauled by the ton if it fit, it shipped, end of story. Now days it's not worth the risk and hard wear on your equipment. They already do random roadside inspections, this virtual weigh station is about revenue from overweight trucks. Not that Arkansas cares about their roadways, driving through there is like driving down a washboard. They should put that money in their infrastructure.

Heads up, drivers.

Nearly 9000 Freightliner Cascadia Trucks Recalled For Fire Risk
04/14/2016
Nearly 9000 Freightliner Cascadia Trucks Recalled For Fire Risk

Nearly 9000 Freightliner Cascadia Trucks Recalled For Fire Risk

Almost 9000 Freightliner Cascadia trucks have been recalled voluntarily because of a defect that could increase the risk of a fire. Freightliner Cascadia Trucks Recalled Over Worry About Overheatin…

Supershowrigs
04/01/2016

Supershowrigs

03/24/2016
CDLLife.com

CDLLife.com

Driver Tips: 90 across Minnesota is terrible, tons of freezing rain. Started out today in Sioux Falls, haven't seen a single salt truck, eastbound or westbound, but a few accidents. Not many. Everyone who can stay put seems to be doing just that. Stay safsafe out there, drivers!

For all the truckers thinking about rolling through Colorado Don't. This winter/spring storm is nasty. The winds are gusting up to 60 mph with a steady wind in the upper 40s be careful out there drivers and keep the rubber side down. http://www.denverpost.com/weathernews/ci_29675019/countless-accidents-piling-up-denver-blizzard-pounds-front

Not entirely accurate as we have never had an 82 hour workweek but definitely worth the read. Comments?
03/10/2016
Long-Haul Sweatshops

Not entirely accurate as we have never had an 82 hour workweek but definitely worth the read. Comments?

Working conditions for America’s long-haul truckers are forcing many to leave the industry.

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