Thursday, August 28, 2008

One Dead, Traffic Blocked For Hours In I-71 Crash

Originally Posted on Thu, Aug 28 2008 @ 10:54 AM [EST]

updated 36 minutes ago

CINCINNATI - A crash on southbound Interstate 71 closed a section of highway for more than 10 hours, killed one person and led to homicide charges against a truck driver. Officers said that a tractor-trailer was going too fast when it overturned on the southbound I-71 ramp to the Brent Spence Bridge and trapped a sport utility vehicle underneath its trailer just after 8:15 p.m.

The driver of the SUV, Susan Struwe, 57, was transported to University Hospital with minor injuries and released. The rear passenger of the SUV, Rhenda Driver, 52, was flown by Air Care to University Hospital with serious injuries.

The front seat passenger, Rhonda Gandy, 52, was pronounced dead at the scene.

There was no access to northbound or southbound Interstate 75 until almost 7:30 a.m. Thursday.

Emergency crews had a tough time getting to the victims and had to park their trucks under the accident scene and extend ladders up to get to the crash site.

The truck's driver, Chi Chow, 46, was hospitalized for minor injuries. He's been charged with vehicular homicide and vehicular manslaughter.

Chow will be arraigned on Thursday.


Wednesday, August 27, 2008

"Common Sense" by Thomas Paine

Originally Posted on Wed, Aug 27 2008 @ 9:42 AM [EST]

Lately, in addition to anything I can lay my hands on regarding the trucking industry, I've also been reading some historical documents. The latest was a pamphlet writen by Thomas Paine call "Common Sense".

A description of the pamphlet follows:

Common Sense was a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine. It was first published anonymously on January 10, 1776, during the American Revolution. Common Sense presented the American colonists with an argument for independence from British rule at a time when the question of independence was still undecided. Paine wrote and reasoned in a style that common people understood; forgoing the philosophy and Latin references used by Enlightenment era writers, Paine structured Common Sense like a sermon and relied on Biblical references to make
his case to the people.[1] Historian Gordon S. Wood described Common Sense as,
“the most incendiary and popular pamphlet of the entire revolutionary era.”[2]

[1] Gordon Wood, The American Revolution: A History (New York:
Modern Library, 2002), 55-56.
[2] Wood, American Revolution, 55.

I thought this was interesting reading and it does help paint the picture of some of the reasons why it was a good idea for the American colonies to seek independences from Britian.

The complete text is a little too lengthy to post it hear. In pamplet form, it was about 132 pages. Printed on regular paper, it is about 22 pages.

You can find the complete text here
Summary of it at Wikipedia

Friday, August 22, 2008


Originally Posted on Fri, Aug 22 2008 @ 9:43 AM [EST]


How the hell did he do that?..VM-out!
Comment By: VM on Sat, Aug 23 2008 @ 6:48 AM [EST]

Well if I'm not mistaken, that is a Canadian truck and he might have had flash backs of traveling the ice roads!!!
Comment By: Roadhzrd on Tue, Aug 26 2008 @ 5:41 PM [EST]

I've seen some other pictures of this and it appears that he made a wrong turn or something and decide to cut across a field and then attempted to drive over the tracks. Now I cannot confirm that story so it could VERY easily have a different explaination. -TTB
Comment By: Truckin Tedybehr on Wed, Aug 27 2008 @ 8:58 AM [EST]

I got hit by a train and walked away without a scratch..God Loves Me for some reason..VM-out!
Comment By: VM on Thu, Aug 28 2008 @ 8:38 AM [EST]