Although Texas authorities have yet to complete an investigation into the tragic pile-up that claimed the lives of a Houston couple on Thanksgiving Day, inside perspective from truck drivers suggests that high speeds played a role. Despite the dense "pea soup" fog, eyewitnesses said that traffic was still moving around 70 mph.
It seems hard to believe, especially after one of the worst recessions in decades, that there would be a shortage of workers in any industry. But that is exactly the case in the trucking industry. Despite the unemployment rate still hovering around 8 percent, there are roughly 200,000 truck driver jobs available throughout the nation.
The truck crash that claimed the lives of 14 people in South Texas just a few weeks ago likely occurred because of a problem with one of the truck's front tires.