ROSTRAVER, Pa. — A Florida man was found standing outside his 18-wheeler naked after wrecking it over an embankment on Nov. 4 along Interstate 70 in Pennsylvania.
According to Pennsylvania State Police, Orelbis D. Cruz-Iglesias, 26, was arrested at Penn Highlands Mon Valley hospital in Washington County, Pennsylvania, after being taken there by ambulance from the accident scene.
He suffered only minor injuries.
Cruz-Iglesias failed a field sobriety test administered at the hospital after denying that he had consumed alcohol. And when police searched the cab of his tractor, they found an unpermitted 9mm handgun.
Cruz-Iglesias is being charged with driving under the influence, providing false identification, illegal possession of a firearm and multiple traffic violations.
He was ordered to the county jail on $100,000 bond.
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I read news every day about “truck drivers shortage in the country, for me this is not what appended, the situation are the abusive payment to drivers per mile, like the companies pay aerial miles , like we drove helicopters or airplanes, that reduces the miles we drove, new companies pay to resent graduates drivers half of the pay when the average pay are now over 70cpm, that makes the new drivers to resign in the firs 3 months,because they make more money driving fir lift or Huber.Drivers do 95% of the job making trucking companies millionaires, the average benefits for companies are over 1.000 per day , the average drivers per day are 200 dollars per day.
It is not authorities or government agencies to take care on this sbusive issues, keeping drivers for life under the poverty line, and living a miserable life for families across the country.
You said it perfectly. I agree.
And the brokers are not regulated for there abuse of setting the price as they see fit for the load. Cheating owner operators out of money that they could be making for their families but low balling them. Because as we know the price of fuel and everything else goes up but the price of the loads stay the same for the drivers.
What’s crazy, is how brokers magically lower the rates on freight in the winter and try to lie to you like the shipper lowered it. The shipper pays the same price every time. The brokers decided to rape the truckers in the winter and owner operators who keep taking the loads are the reason why they keep doing it. Same goes for why there’s a shortage in driver’s. There’s no shortage at the Port, we just refuse to move the freight for the low price the BROKERS are offering. Let an owner operator talk to the shipper directly and see how fast that freight get moved
Absolutely 💯 agreed
You hit just right.compaines care about there self. Not the drivers. I know a company that pays his driver’s to start 42. Up to 48 cents to start. I’ve got 35 yrs in this business and I’m a x-owner. And I’ve seen some pretty shady things over the years.
If you’re underpaid, one of two things is true:
1. You are working for the wrong company. Find a better paying company, you’ll make more money.
2. You suck at trucking and are paid accordingly. In which case you’d be better of finding another profession that you won’t suck at…
When are our government/ companies going stop thinking that every driver stupid. And other business’s going ,stop and think there business’s aren’t shit, without people working hard for them.so try the robots, when they fail. Watch what happens to your business’s and the 🌎…so now that’s why people don’t take jobs seriously anymore. Our government screwed, and business’s owners screwed this nation no not The People…..
Took me 16 years but found my great job,80mph truck new Cascadia Stockton CA to Chicago IL 80 cents mile. Think I’ll stay .Biden and band of idiots are making harder to get a cdl , watch starting january.
I got hire to drive an get started back behind the wheel after a long brake of been off the road. I drove for this company for 5 weeks and it was raining like cats an dogs. I came into our yard at midnight doing a drop and hook. Well the trailer I hook on to the wheels where so close to the trailer that the trailer was resting on the tires. Air bags where fully air up. I had to get a wrecker to lift the back of another trailer just light this one to raise the back of the trailer and myself and the driver to get under the trailer and hammer the wheel pins into the holes to lock the wheels in. Well the hole point to this store is they said the trailer would raise up after I got on the the road. One I start the job I the driver has to say I am say to travel. I couldn’t do that. Well I lost my job over this. The question is what would you do in this case. I walk awake.
Well if you try again at another company, I suggest you put air into the trailer before you inspect it.. In all likelihood, They were correct.. Additionally I am not sure how lifting the back of the trailer would allow you to lock in the pins being as they run horizontally…
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