Trucker Fined for Falsifying Driver’s Daily Logbook

Truck drivers have an important job that comes with many responsibilities. Some of these duties include following hours of service rules and accurately logging driving hours. However, as a recent Oregon commercial truck rollover crash demonstrates, truck driver fatigue and falsifying logbooks are still a problem. GazetteTimes.com reports that Oregon State Police cited a truck […]

Semi-Trailer Catches Fire on I-84, Driver Uninjured

Date: February 2, 2011 Location: I-84 East of Pendleton Name: Danny Rasco Oregon State Police reported that a commercial truck caught fire on I-84 east of Pendleton, closing the highway for over three hours. Danny Rasco, age 49, was driving a semi-trailer loaded with food and animal supplies from Idaho Falls when the truck lost […]

Morrow County Log Truck Accident Injures Man

Location: Highway 207 in Morrow County Name: Richard L. Rowe The Beaver Journal reported that a man from Pilot Rock was injured when his loaded log truck went off the highway and crashed into a power pole. According to Oregon State Police, on January 21 at about 6:50am Richard L. Rowe, age 25 of Pilot […]

Semi-Trailer Accident North of Brownsville Kills Trucker

Location: Interstate 5 North of Brownsville Name: Patrick W. Smith Oregon State Police responded to a single vehicle crash that resulted in injuries to a Vancouver, Washington truck driver. Oregon Live reported that at approximately 11:25am a 1995 Freightliner semi-tractor without a trailer was being driven by Patrick W. Smith, age 54. Smith was southbound […]

California Commercial Truck Driver Killed in Oregon Accident

Location: Interstate 5 Near Ashland Name: Robert Ormerod A commercial truck driver from California died when the truck he was driving veered off Interstate 5 near Ashland and landed in Bear Creek. Oregon State Police report that at about 4:19pm, Robert Ormerod, age 69 of Shingletown, California, was northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 15 […]

Fatal Truck Accident on Highway 97 Caused by Icy Roadway

Date: December 10, 2010 Location: Highway 97 South of Biggs Junction Names: Martin Damon Hundley, Andrew T. Collingwood According to Oregon State Police news releases, at about 5:30am on the morning of December 10, 2010 a 2008 Toyota Tacoma pickup driven by Martin Damon Hundley, age 50 from The Dalles, was headed south on Highway […]

Two Injured in Willamette Valley Truck Accident

Date: January 5, 2011 Location: Highway 36 West of Cheshire Names: Mark Crawford, Curtis Fisher, Alan Crawford Two vehicles collided in the predawn hours when a pickup truck ran a stop sign and was hit by a commercial truck along Highway 36 in Willamette Valley. Oregon State Police troopers reported that Mark Crawford, age 59 […]

Highway 30 Crash Involving Log Truck Causes Injury

Date: December 8, 2010 Location: Astoria, OR Names: Scott J. Lavender, James D. Sollars A log truck driver was injured seriously when he crashed into the back of a disabled chip trailer on Highway 30 east of Astoria. According to Oregon State Police Senior Trooper Jim Pierce on December 8, 2010 at about 9:14am, Scott […]