YAKIMA, Wash. Accidents are an unfortunate side of Yakima Valley’s busy streets and highways. They can be even more terrifying when it involves a big rig or tractor trailer.
“It takes a while getting used to driving a truck out on the highway, said Thomas Marrow, a truck driver of 22 years. I have experience witnessing some fairly bad accidents over the years.”
Tom tells KIMA he thinks accidents can happen anywhere. But he said it happens most often to drivers who become too comfortable or distracted. He said experience seems to help drivers become more responsible.
Tom said he’s driven through every state except for maybe four or five. And, he says this area of the country is known as one of the trickier places to drive through.
“Heavy rain, snow, creates some trouble through the passes, Tom said.
KIMA pulled the numbers on commercial vehicle accidents over the past three years. Every year, Kittitas County saw the most accidents, averaging about 80.
State Patrol says it s likely because of heavy traffic on Interstates 82 and 90.
Yakima County was second, averaging about 60 accidents per year. Officers say it’s likely because of the Agriculture industry. Counties like Benton and Franklin averaged between 20 and 30 a year.
Overall, commercial vehicle accidents increased in most counties in our area between 2011 and 2012. Benton County saw 15 more accidents. Franklin saw an increase of 8 accidents. Yakima jumped from 48 to 67 accidents.
Tom said the numbers don’t surprise him based on how many trucks are actually on the road.
“I think the accident rate is low compared to that, Tom said.Still, it’s a rate that most would like to see driven down.
Sunday, 4pm: Tens of thousands of people, young and old, have already attended this year s Truckfest in Peterborough, with sunshine and warm weather helping to fuel high visitor numbers today (5 May).
Some 100,000 people are expected to attend the annual showcase at the East of England Showground, held today and tomorrow (6 May).
View a photo gallery from day 1 of the event, click web link on the right
More than 1,500 trucks are on display for visitors, 1,200 of which are competing.
Also helping to pull in the crowds are such stars as Ice Road Trucker Lisa Kelly, who spoke to the PT in between appearances at the site s main arena.
Lisa is this year making his ninth appearance at a Truckfest event (there are now five annually in the UK and Ireland) in just three years.
She said: They just keep asking us back and we just keep coming.
She added: I think it s cool because there s such a wide variety of things to do and it s all family orientated. It s kind of a funfair for truck people. We don t have anything like this in the States. It s really cool.
Lisa s appearances on the reality TV series Ice Road Truckers has earned her an ardent fan base.
After signing a large number of autographs at the main arena s perimeter, Lisa then had to be shepherded through a crowd of admirers to reach a reception room where the PT interview would take place – though continued to sign programmes (and at least one hand) as she went. She was even followed into the reception room by one determined fan, for whom she stood side by side for a photograph.
She paid tribute to her supporters.
She said: The fans are crazy here.
She added: They re great. Unfortunately, I can t get to everyone, but I try to.
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We re all familiar with changes in trucking over recent decades that have changed the owner-operator business. Among them, volatile fuel prices, shorter length of haul, and tons of regulations.
But how about change in just this last decade? The owner-operator business model has shifted drastically, probably more than in many other industries.
The average annual miles driven by owner-operators has dropped 21 percent over 10 years, according to ATBS data.
ATBS, which provides business services for thousands of owner-operators, has plenty of data to measure the key factors. Matt Amen of ATBS threw out some eye-opening numbers this week during the annual meeting of the Truckload Carriers Association in Las Vegas.
Comparing owner-operator averages in 2012 with 2003:
* Revenue is up 26%.
* Revenue per mile is up 59%.
* Net income is up 9%.
* Net income per mile is up 38%.
* Miles per gallon is up 40% (5 mpg to 7 mpg).
* Fuel costs are up 163% ($1.51 to $3.97)
* Annual miles are down 21% (138,726 per year to 109,836).
* Length of haul is down roughly 35% (about 1,000 miles to 650).
* Days away from home are down from 28 to 5.
The money numbers are best summarized by net income per mile up 38 percent, or almost a 4 percent gain every year. That s a decent raise in any industry.
Of course, inflation is a big factor when you compare earnings over 10 years. Inflation increased 25 percent over those years, or 2.5 percent per year. Compared to that, 4 percent year after year still looks good.
However, looking strictly at income instead of income per mile, the 9 percent increase about 1 percent per year failed to keep pace with inflation. Even so, there was a bit of a recession in that period, leaving many industries reeling and many individuals unemployed or under-employed. As Amen observed, Ten percent growth in net income is a lot better most have done.
The other standout in the ATBS comparison is miles. Length of haul is shorter by a third, so it s not surprising that total miles are down by a fifth. Nor is it surprising that average time on the road, instead of being a little less than a month, is a little less than a week.
Taken together, this means the life of an owner-operator has improved over 10 years. Real income has risen slightly, and to earn it you don t have to drive ungodly numbers of miles and spend most of your life away from home.
A lot of you have had a different experience than what the ATBS averages say. How does your financial snapshot compare with a decade ago?
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Philippines A P150,000 consolation prize he won from Grand Lotto 6/55 on Wednesday was enough for an Antipolo trucking supervisor. It turned out he won the P40.9-million jackpot.
Only 37 years old, married with one child, did not wait a day longer to claim his winnings at the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes (PCSO).
Meanwhle, a Baguio City bettor won Lotto 6/42 s P13,641,613.20 bonanza, matching with his bet the drawn combination of 34-41-1224-33-19.
He won Wednesday with numbers -08-16-21-23-24-54 -he and his wife chose randomly. Thursday morning, he came rushing to the PCSO in Pasay City and got the P40,940,528.40 prize.
PCSO General Manager Jose Ferdinand M. Rojas II learned that the winner watched the live lotto draw over People Television (PTV) 4 on Jan. 23.
Rojas turned over the winner s check to the lucky punter.
The winner related that when the first number -23 -was drawn, he did not get excited. Until the numbers 16, 24, 54 and 21 followed.
He got excited, asked his wife to come out from the bathroom and told her they got five numbers.
The P150,000 consolation prize for five numbers in 6/55 is enough for us, he told her.
Then, they saw the last number drawn was 08.
Napasigaw kami sa tuwa (we shouted for joy), he said, upon realizing they hit the jackpot, not just the consolation prize.
He said he had to cover his wife s mouth because she was already screaming in excitement.
Huwag kang maingay, baka marinig tayo ng mga kapitbahay (Don t be noisy, our neighbors might hear us), he said.
He said they plan to invest in a business and save the rest.
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Emergency crews and tow trucks work to clear an accident from I-70 in South Strabane on Nov. 24, 2012 that claimed the lives of a Maryland woman and her daughter. File photo
Published: Friday, December 7, 2012, 11:36 p.m.
Updated 6 hours ago
Federal investigators scrutinizing the company that employed a California trucker charged in a fatal Washington County crash might be chasing a shadow, police and trucking experts say.
There is some concern about this being a chameleon carrier. That s what the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is trying to uncover, said state police Lt. Ray Cook, director of the bureau s Commercial Vehicle Safety Division in Harrisburg.
Troubled trucking, bus or moving companies that shut down operations and attempt to start back up with new names and federal ID numbers are known as chameleons, transportation experts say. They might be looking to shed a bad reputation associated with their former name or evade possible penalties.
This one certainly has all the attributes, said David Owen, president of the Tennessee-based National Association of Small Trucking Companies.
Igor Parfenov, who owns the trucking company that was involved in the Nov. 24 crash, declined to comment. He referred questions to his attorney, but the phone number he provided was for a Progressive insurance agent in Pennsylvania.
Parfenov registered the company under his name but did business as DC Transport. It had authorization to operate six trucks at the time of the wreck that claimed a Maryland mother and daughter on Interstate 70 in South Strabane, according to federal records. Records updated this week show the company stopped operations.
Authorities did not put the company out of service; safety administration records just say the company is inactive and its registration is out of date. Federal officials did not return calls.
Records also show a new address for the company at what appears to be a warehouse in a West Sacramento, Calif., industrial area. At the time of the crash, its registered corporate address was a $26,000 mobile home in South Carolina with a disconnected phone, a non-working email account and a California fax number.
State police charged trucker Yevgeniy Bugreyev, 44, of West Sacramento with two counts of vehicular homicide and other offenses for the crash. They said his tractor-trailer hauling rock salt to Denver was speeding and had poor brakes when it veered across a median into oncoming traffic.
Bugreyev, a Russian national here legally, told a trooper that his brain shut down moments before the crash, police said. He is in the Washington County jail on $1 million bail.
We re still trying to figure out what happened, said state police Lt. Doug Bartoe.
Records for DC Transport show the company had a history of unsafe driving in the past two years, with one crash and citations for speeding and tailgating. Records also showed company drivers sometimes drove longer than allowed, kept poor logs and operated poorly maintained vehicles.
DC Transport is one of 27 trucking companies by that name in the United States and, according to the updated information, one of two operating in West Sacramento. The other DC Transport in West Sacramento has 126 trucks. The companies are less than a mile apart.
I am sorry to hear about the fatal crash. However, even though the driver involved appears to be from West Sacramento, this is not someone who works for us, and it was not our company s truck involved in the accident, Andrew Romanov, operations manager of the larger DC Transport, wrote in an email two days after the crash.
Romanov noted the companies different Department of Transportation registration numbers. He has not returned calls or emails since.
Cook of the state police said he has been consulted in the investigation and has dealt with numerous chameleons in Pennsylvania.
The Government Accountability Office, an investigative arm of Congress, issued a 61-page report in March that said the safety administration needs to do better in identifying chameleon carriers when they register with the agency.
The report said the administration focuses its review of new applicants on two groups of interstate companies for-hire passenger carriers and household goods carriers that include moving companies because they pose higher safety and consumer protection concerns. The agency compares applicants registration data against previously registered carriers to identify possible chameleons, the report stated.
It does not account for the risk presented by chameleon carriers in other groups that made up 98 percent of new applicants in 2010, including freight carriers, the GAO said.
The GAO said it found 1,082 freight applicants with chameleon attributes in its review of 2010 registration data, but just 54 in the two carrier groups that the safety administration vets for chameleons. It received 65,631 applications in 2010.
The safety administration said it intends to expand its vetting program to include freight carriers such as DC Transport, but it did not say when.
They are getting better at trying to identify and track those companies, but it s a huge task, said Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association President Jim Runk.
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Almost everything everyone owns in America has spent at least some time in a truck. As such, the health of the trucking industry is a pretty reliable indicator of the health of the economy.
In July, NAFTA Class 8 truck (basically heavy duty trucks) orders collapsed 12,900 new orders were booked for trucks, short of the consensus of analysts, who were expecting 16,000-17,000.
And it’s not just seasonality that played a role. Nigel Coe, an equity analyst covering multi-industry stocks for Morgan Stanley1, alerted clients in a recent note that “the large 23% drop to 12,900 was far greater than the 11% median decline observed for the June/July period since 1996, and that, to make matters worse, the disappointing July print “came on the back of a larger than normal seasonal step-down in June, when Class 8 orders fell 7% M/M to 16,690 worse than the typical 3% M/M decline.”
Coe sees cause for concern that history will repeat itself: “This is yet another lead indicator that suggests an impending slowdown in the US in the last upturn, the peak of the truck cycle has come 19-21 months before the peak of the production cycle.”
Here is a chart showing how the peak in truck sales led the peak in the U.S. production cycle by 19 months:
And here is another chart showing the truck sales indicator doing the same thing, except preceding the peak in industrial production by 21 months:
Coe concludes with a warning on the next few truck sales numbers: “Unless truck orders break out its current 12-18k monthly range YTD within the next 2-3 months, we would have to significantly increase the probability of a double-dip in 2013.”
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