Trucker has been charged for a fatal crash on I-88 in Aurora,IL.

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  1. righturnclyde

    righturnclyde Member

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  2. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Owner of Patel Hat And Canvas LLC.

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    Read other article stating the company he worked for has over 100 documented safety violations in the last 4 years and has been dropped by 6 insurance companies in 6 years. Also is second fatal for them too. Sounds like another nightmare of deregulation.
     
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    Ragbag trucking companies are a dime a dozen in the chicagoland area. This guy's done along with the creep that killed the trooper on the Tollway
     
  4. chitownpeddler

    chitownpeddler Well-Known Member

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    The driver may very well go to prison, but the company he drivers for just move on to the next foreign driver. Several years ago a container truck pulling a container with no brakes rear ended a minibus full of senior women I believe on I-90. I believe 2 or 3 of the women were killed. If I'm not mistaken the company was Frontline Trucking. A few weeks later Frontline didn't exist any long, but Primeline Trucking came to life. I think they need to figure out some way to stop trucking company owners from changing names and then back to business as usual.
     
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    We can thank deregulation for all the fly by night rate cutters. Not enough profit to hire PROFESSIONAL drivers.
     
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    alot of talk about this on the cb in the chicagoland area, heard theres supposed to be a news special tonight about truck accidents in illinois. can't confirm that
     
  7. Apostolic

    Apostolic Super Moderator Staff Member

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    There was a small local trucking company operating in Rochester NY,back around late 1990 to early 2000's.
    The owner filed bankruptcy in the morning & started hauling with the same equipment & drivers in the afternoon under another company name.
    I guess going under for a business is not as hard as when your an individual.
     
  8. chitownpeddler

    chitownpeddler Well-Known Member

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    Another report Durbin calls for investigation of fatal crash - Aurora Beacon News

    The part that gets me....."Steven Goldman, Velasquez’s attorney, denied the trucker was sleepy behind the wheel despite working 37 hours straight before the crash." This driver was a complete idiot!!!
     
  9. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Owner of Patel Hat And Canvas LLC.

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    And one of the owners claimed he was not their driver since he was driving for a contractor. The owners IMO are as guilty as the driver and should be held partially responsible. Their name was on the truck.
     
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  12. 70301

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    The owner says she can't be in the trucks and doesn't know what they're doing. Well, who kept sending the guy dispatches? Somebody had to know. I think before they changed the h.o.s. In July, if anything e.o.b.r's should have been mandated. The paper log cheaters will just keep on cheating.
     

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