Tag: New Mexico
Werner found negligent in fatal 2017 crash, ordered to pay $40.5 million in damages
Attorneys for Kathryn Armijo’s family alleged that Werner’s driver training practices led to the crash, stating that “through its own inadequate operations and training programs for its student drivers via Roadmaster Drivers School, [Werner] had a systematic disregard for basic safety policies and training of new drivers.”
October 17, 2019
False log! or: Another name for ‘7.2 miles South of Chaparral, N.M.’
Small fleet owner Leander Richmond’s ongoing battle over a false-log violation that seems to stem from a dispute over just where ‘7.2 miles S of Chaparral, N.M.” happens to be. While officers are human like the rest of us, he appreciates, “by the same token, once you’re handed proof that you screwed up, fix it and the world just keeps on spinning.” If only …
October 7, 2019
Pilot Flying J adds New Mexico, Florida locations
A new Pilot Express will open in Jacksonville, Florida, offering drivers 27 truck parking spaces, and a Pilot Travel Center in Jal, New Mexico, will also be opening this month, offering 43 truck parking spaces.
November 16, 2018
Four western states seek funding for truck parking information system
The I-10 Corridor Coalition, made up of departments of transportation from Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California, is seeking a $13.7 million grant through the FHWA to develop a system that would inform truckers about available parking at rest areas through signs along the corridor.
June 25, 2018
Don’t use Marty Robbins as a navigator
“Sometimes, Marty Robbins lies and life on the road is hard.”
March 22, 2017
New Rush Truck Center in N.M.
The Farmington, N.M., facility features a parts showroom with an extensive parts inventory and eight service bays utilizing state-of-the-art technology.
February 17, 2017
‘Border effect’ on inspections: Update
Among the four states on the U.S.-Mexico border, inspection numbers overall are among the highest in the nation. All four states rank in the top 10 for inspection intensity.
September 12, 2016
Common ground: New Mexico’s inspection-heavy enforcement program
Capt. Greg Kerr of the New Mexico Department of Public Safety’s truck-enforcement unit has thoughts about highway safety that truck drivers may find familiar and sensible. Chiefly: He understands that four-wheelers are ‘part of the problem’ with safety.
September 9, 2016
Inspection hot zone along the southern border
No area of the country shows such a contiguous grouping of high-inspection-intensity states as the four states lining the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border.
September 29, 2015
I’ve been everywhere, man
The things you miss — and, better yet, the things you don’t — driving around the country hauling freight.
June 3, 2013
New Mexico recognized for its Smart Roadside Inspection tech
The recognition from the Ash Center at the Harvard Kennedy School was awarded as part of the center’s “Top 25 Innovations in Government” program.
May 3, 2013
New Mexico haven ‘like heaven’
The Crossroads Family Restaurant in Logan, N.M., is worth a stop — if for nothing more than the outgoing personality of its owner, Jimmy Liles.
April 9, 2013
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