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Todd Dills

No use crying over this

| October 02, 2008

What began as a contest between brother and sister to find “the strangest items to be spilled on the road” has now taken on a life of its own, says Dave Ference, operator of truckspills.com. Alligators, bees, lots of beer and milk (pictured) are among the more interesting. The most recent calamity involved a truck that overturned in August between Parshall and Makoti, N.D., on the way to a launching station while carrying a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile rocket booster.

After getting several comments from truck drivers worried about the health of the haulers after the crashes mentioned on the site, Ference instituted a policy of not posting any spill in which a death occurred. “I try to determine the condition of the driver before posting any spill,” he says. The Bethlehem, Pa., resident also maintains davescooltoys.com, where he sells his handmade plush dolls and other toys to adults and kids alike. Be sure to check out the October edition of Channel 19 in Overdrive, where this item first appeared.
  • Dave Ference

    I just want to clarify a statement in your article. I didn’t change my policy due to comments. My policy has always been not to post accidents with deaths. I had recently seen comments in some blogs that made me want to reassure truckers in particular that an accident in which a friend or colleague has died will not be posted on our site. I have a great respect for truckers and I just wanted to convey that.BR/Thanks,BR/Dave FerenceBR/www.truckspills.com

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