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Truck Driver Who Caused Deadly Crash Gets 110 Years

Colorado law requires Rogel Aguilera-Mederos to serve 16 sentences consecutively

(Newser) - Update: A truck driver who slammed into traffic on I-70 in Colorado in 2019, leaving four people dead and six others injured, has been sentenced to 110 years in prison. Rogel Aguilera-Mederos, 26, said his brakes failed, but prosecutors said his reckless behavior and bad decisions—especially his failure to...

The Average Truck Driver Is 54. Enter the Teens

California high school training program among the first of its kind

(Newser) - They have fewer years of experience on this planet than the number of wheels on the truck. But that's not stopping California high school students from learning how to drive an 18-wheeler—an opportunity that might help resolve a purported shortage of truck drivers . Patterson High School is one...

Truck Drivers Warned About 'Stowaway Game'

People have been seen riding the outside of moving trucks

(Newser) - A man critically injured on a highway in Nashville Monday night may have been playing an incredibly dangerous game. Nashville police say the man was seen on the side of Interstate 40 trying to stop vehicles. Police say he jumped on a stopped tractor-trailer "for reasons unknown" and fell...

Gas Situation in the UK Is a Little Crazy Right Now

Shortage of truck drivers so severe that troops may have to fill in

(Newser) - Lines of cars formed at British gas stations for a fourth day on Monday, as the government mulled sending in the army to help ease the supply disruptions triggered by a shortage of truck drivers. As unions called for emergency workers to be given priority for fuel supplies, Petrol Retailers...

These Are the Jobs Your Partner Wishes You Had

Zippia lists most, least attractive jobs for a partner from the perspective of men and women

(Newser) - Working in health care probably doesn't feel all that sexy during a pandemic. But it does look that way in a new survey. Zippia asked 1,000 workers about what common jobs they thought were most attractive for a romantic partner out of a list of 250, and the...

Gas Industry Is Running Out of Drivers

Driver shortage could cause gas shortages this summer, industry warns

(Newser) - Demand for gas is now nearly at pre-pandemic levels and could hit new highs this summer—but the industry is desperately low on drivers who can bring it to gas stations. Industry groups say there's no current shortage of gas, but the chronic shortage of tanker truck drivers has...

FBI: Truck Drivers Kidnapped Women, Demanded Ransom

NJ driver accused of kidnapping, assaulting women in at least four states

(Newser) - The FBI says it is trying to find more potential victims of two long-distance truckers accused of conspiring to kidnap women in multiple states. The FBI says New Jersey-based trucker Brian Summerson contacted women through dating and escort sites and then kidnapped or attempted to kidnap them. An indictment says...

British Troops Work to Clear 4K Trucks

Drivers have been living in their cabs since France briefly shut its border over new virus strain

(Newser) - Around 1,000 British soldiers were spending Christmas Day trying to clear a huge backlog of truck drivers stuck in southeast England after France briefly closed its border to the UK, then demanded coronavirus tests from all amid fears of a new coronavirus variant. Even though an estimated 4,000...

Angry Parents Rape and Kill 'Innocent Man': Reports

Dmitry Chikvarkin was apparently accused of pedophilia

(Newser) - A Russian mother allegedly gathered her lover and three male friends to rape and kill a man wrongly accused of pedophilia, Metro reports. According to Russian newspapers—and Western tabloids that picked up the story—parents in the town of Verkhnyaya Pyshma let a truck driver, Dmitry Chikvarkin, take their...

Trump Launches 'Massive' Vaccine Project

Truck drivers' horns interrupt Rose Garden speakers

(Newser) - Describing "a massive scientific industrial and logistical endeavor unlike anything our country has seen since the Manhattan Project," President Trump promised Friday that a new project will deliver a coronavirus vaccine quickly. Trump detailed Operation Warp Speed, a partnership with the private sector, in the Rose Garden and...

Tennessee Authorities Think They've Nabbed a Serial Killer

Suspect Clark Perry Baldwin identified through genetic genealogy

(Newser) - Authorities in Tennessee believe they've nabbed a serial killer. Clark Perry Baldwin, a 59-year-old former truck driver, was arrested in Iowa Wednesday and charged in the 1991 death of a 24-weeks-pregnant woman in Tennessee. In March 1991, Pamela McCall was been found strangled in Spring Hill, Tenn., a few...

She'd Given Birth 3 Days Earlier. That Didn't Stop Her Heroism

Holly McNally, other Good Samaritans helped rescue on-fire truck driver after fuel tanker crash

(Newser) - An Indianapolis-area mom had quite the week, with a relatively quiet Tuesday and Wednesday bookended by the birth of her fourth child and a heroic rescue. The Indianapolis Star reports that Holly McNally, 35, delivered baby Connor on Monday after only a half-hour or so of labor. Connor has had...

Truck Driver in Biker Crash Could Get Deported

Mass. license for Volodymyr Zhukovskyy ought to have been suspended after drunk driving arrest

(Newser) - The 23-year-old truck driver charged with killing seven bikers in a horrific crash in New Hampshire shouldn't have been on the road. Ukrainian national and permanent resident Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, who police say plowed into the bikers with his Dodge 2500 pickup towing a flatbed trailer, was arrested for drunken...

10 Immigrants Died in a Truck. The Driver Just Pleaded Guilty

James Matthew Bradley Jr. could face life in prison at sentencing

(Newser) - The driver of a semitrailer packed with at least 39 immigrants, 10 of whom died, pleaded guilty Monday to making the deadly smuggling run. James Matthew Bradley Jr., 61, pleaded Monday in federal court in San Antonio to one conspiracy count and a count of transporting the immigrants resulting in...

Truck Deaths: Driver Says He Didn't Know He Carried People

James M. Bradley Jr. charged with transporting immigrants in US illegally

(Newser) - The tragedy is extreme—now 10 people dead after being contained in a stiflingly hot tractor-trailer parked at a San Antonio Walmart—and so too is the potential sentence for James M. Bradley Jr. In advance of his Monday appearance in federal court, the 60-year-old driver of the truck...

Trucker Worked 16-Hour Days for as Little as 67 Cents a Week

And there are hundreds, if not thousands, like him

(Newser) - Imagine working a 100-hour week and when payday comes around being told by your employer you owe money. That's a real possibility for hundreds—if not thousands—of truck drivers—many of them poor immigrants who don't speak English—working the ports of Los Angeles. USA Today —...

The Jobs That Bots Will Take Over First

Translators and truck drivers, beware

(Newser) - It’s not a question of "if," but "when" artificial intelligence will be able to perform your job better than you do, reports the MIT Technology Review . So when is when? That depends on what you do. According to 352 AI experts surveyed by researchers at the...

Truck Driver Didn't Want to Work, Ran Cars Off Road: Cops

Danny Gonzalez says he just 'snapped'

(Newser) - We all have days we don't want to work, but not all of us react the way Danny L. Gonzalez allegedly did in Kentucky Friday. Police were called with reports of a timber-hauling semi-truck driving recklessly on Interstate 65 and even running cars off the road around 6:30am,...

Alleged 'Serial Killer' Truck Driver Pleads Not Guilty

He's charged with multiple rapes and murders dating back to 1997

(Newser) - "Robert Rembert is a serial killer," prosecutor Timothy McGinty tells NBC News . "So far, we know he's purposefully executed five people." The 45-year-old truck driver pleaded not guilty to 25 felony charges Friday in connection with the deaths of four people in the Cleveland area...

Trucker in Tracy Morgan Crash Up 28 Straight Hours

NTSB says driver fatigue played big role in accident

(Newser) - How are your reflexes after you've been awake for 28 straight hours? The NTSB says the driver of the truck that smashed into Tracy Morgan's limo was in that exact predicament, reports ABC News . Kevin Roper, 35, drove 800 miles from his home in Georgia to Delaware, where...

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