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Shifting Cargo Causes Deadly Tractor Trailer Crash in Georgia

A Georgia logging truck driver died in a Feb. 3 crash after his cargo shifted and caused him to lose control and collide with another tractor trailer. According to The Florida Times-Union, commercial truck driver Donnie Wallace, 64, was traveling in his loaded tractor trailer on Georgia 99 in McIntosh County, Georgia, when he started to lose control of the vehicle. The truck swerved into the opposite lane where a 1995 Freightliner tractor trailer was approaching. The Times-Union reported that the load of logs on Mr. Wallace’s trailer shifted, forcing the truck to leave the highway and onto the left ... Read More

Maine logging truck rollover kills 5-year-old asleep in house

There is no doubt logging trucks have a bad reputation. Anyone who lives near a timber operation or along a route heavily traveled by logging trucks has heard stories about poorly secured logs coming loose on the highway and causing horrific crashes. Seldom, however, do we hear of crashes as incomprehensible and tragic as the fatal logging truck crash last Tuesday that killed a 5-year-old boy who was asleep on the couch in his house. The Bangor Daily News reports that commercial driver Christian Cloutier, 57, of Quebec, Canada, fell asleep behind the wheel of his logging truck while driving ... Read More