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Long Haul Drivers Have Your Back

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Lots of freight trucking drivers will have a tale or two to tell about stopping to help someone in trouble while they were conducting long haul freight services on the roads and highways of the United States of America. In fact, this kind of event has become so common on the transport roads of America that the Truckload Carriers Association has started a program called the Highway Angel program, which is dedicated to recognizing the daily good deeds of heavy haul trucking professionals around the United States of America. Freight shipping professionals that do good deeds that range from just simple acts of human kindness, such as stopping to help someone fix a tire, to heroic life-saving deeds, such as putting their own lives on the line to pull another human being out of a burning wreck and administering life-saving CPR.

The newest inductee to the Truckload Carrier Association’s fraternity of Highway Angels is one Michael Taylor, who on December 21, 2008 stopped to help a shivering man that had come in out of the cold to get something to eat and warm up in the truckstop Michael had decided to stop at in Adairsville, Ga. Michael thought quickly when he saw this gentlemen having trouble breathing and slumped over, and jumped to the gentlemen’s aid when he fell to the floor. Calling to the fuel attendant to call for help, Michael talked to the man and searched for a pulse, but could find none. Working quickly with a truckstop employee named Blanche Michael administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), while Blanch performed chest compressions, and after a few minutes the man was revived. The paramedics arrived on scene to talk to the man as he was now revived enough to talk weakly and take him away to the safety of the hospital.

This is only one of many similar scenes that occur on the roads of the United States every day between Americans and the trucking professionals tasked with delivering roro and ltl freight. If you know a trucking professional you think should be nominated for the Highway Angel program, contact the Truckload Carriers Association and let them know. We want to let America know that the professional truckers they see on the roads every day stand ready to help them whenever they see they need help out on the roads of the United States of America and that they can count of the trucking industry to deliver the goods they need on a daily basis.

Long Haul Drivers & Automated Red Light Cameras

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Long haul professionals concerned about the growing use of automated red light cameras on the freight shipping roads of the United States of America that need to transport roro or ltl freight through Sioux Falls, South Dakota will be glad to know that the automated red light cameras that have been in operation at 10th Street and Minnesota Avenue for awhile have apparently been turned off, for the present time, according to sources in the freight trucking industry of America and Sioux Falls. The automated red light cameras at this intersection have been of particular interest to one local businessman who is in a legal battle with the city over the use of automated red light cameras.

Reports indicate that this legal battle started back in 2006, when the local businessman in question sued Redflex Traffic Systems, the Arizona company that runs the automated red light cameras in question in about 21 states around America, and Sioux Falls over the way the red light cameras are implemented. The latest ruling by the cours could be setting the stage for a legal battle that according to many in the heavy haul industry of the United States and South Dakota could ultimately force a change in the way the automated red light cameras are used or even make it possible for Redflex Traffic Systems to begin installing their automated red light cameras in more states in the United States in the years ahead in the century of the environment. Sources also indicate that Redflex Traffic Systems has a history of being aggressive in its implementation of its automated red light cameras around the United States and we can probably expect them to continue this strategy in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

The use of automated red light cameras on the transport roads used by trucking company transports as they move around the United States is going to be applauded by some considering claims that the use of automated red light cameras has reduced the total number of fatalities on the roads where they’re used and the volume of red light violations by as much as 33 percent. The legal battle occurring in Sioux City, South Dakota is going to be a major factor in helping to determine whether or not Redflex Traffic System’s automated red light cameras will be installed on more roads in the United States of America in the years ahead. The final outcome at this point is still in doubt, but advocates of both sides of this growing debate are obviously preparing to do battle?