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Pickup driver charged after semi dangles over Ohio River from bridge collision

A pickup truck driver was charged with endangerment after causing a semi to hang over the Ohio River, reported WHAS11.

The incident: On March 1st, the pickup struck a stalled electric vehicle on the Clark Memorial Bridge, veering into oncoming traffic and hitting a Sysco semi truck. The impact left the semi's cab dangling dangerously above the river.

  • Truck driver Sydney Thomas was trapped for 45 minutes but was rescued without injury by Louisville Fire Department.
  • Trevor Branham, the pickup truck driver, faces multiple charges and was also injured in the crash.

The charges: Branham is accused of wanton endangerment and driving with a suspended license. His bond was set at $20,000.

Despite the risk, the swift actions of the first responders helped avoid a potential tragedy. Branham is expected to return to court on May 15th.

Cybersecurity risks in trucking: Experts warn of ELD vulnerabilities

A Colorado State University study exposes cybersecurity threats in the trucking industry through vulnerable Electronic Logging Devices that could risk vehicle control and data security.
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Atchafalaya Basin Bridge update ends split speed limits for trucks and cars

Louisiana's Atchafalaya Basin Bridge implements a uniform 60 mph speed limit for all vehicles and sets right-lane-only rules for trucks to enhance road safety.
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FMCSA studies detention time's impact on trucker safety and efficiency

FMCSA initiates a study to understand the impact of shipping delays on truck driver safety and commercial vehicle operations, focusing on detention time and its effects on compliance, safety, and economic costs.
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