18-Wheel Semi Trailer Truck or Big Rig

Trucking industry still looking for more Missouri drivers

COVID-19 has put a spotlight on the importance of many Missouri industries, including those sitting behind the wheel of big rigs. Dave Pfiffner, the director of the Des Moines Area Community College Transportation Institute, says truckers have been going the distance to try and get essential items to consumers. “There were shortages of a lot […]

18-Wheel truck big rig

Two tractor-trailer trucks crash at the intersection of Highway 36 and Business 36 in Chillicothe

Two semi trucks were involved in an accident at the intersection of Highway 36 and Business 36 in south Chillicothe requiring the Chillicothe Fire Department to assist with lighting at the scene Wednesday night. According to Captain Les Hinnen, one semi was in the south ditch but upright and the other was on its right […]

18-Wheel truck big rig

Two big rigs crash on Highway 36, one demolished

A Michigan man was hurt Friday afternoon in Livingston County when a tractor-trailer unit hit the back of another tractor trailer truck. Forty-four-year-old Ayad Danyal of Troy, Michigan was taken to Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe with minor injuries. The driver of the other truck, 61-year-old Kenneth Faiet of Sterling Heights, Michigan, was not reported hurt. […]

18-Wheel truck big rig

Two big rigs collide near Waverly, one driver life-flighted

One truck driver was hospitalized and another escaped injury when two semis’s collided last night west of Waverly. The highway patrol reports 49-year-old Michael Schwartz of Hettick, Illinois was flown by medical helicopter (Life Flight) to the Research Medical Center in Kansas City with serious injuries. The truck Schwartz was driving was eastbound on Highway […]

Mercer County Library Princeton

Mercer County Library kicks off Summer reading with “Big Rigs” program

The Mercer County Library’s Summer Reading Program starts Friday with Big Rigs programs. The program will feature equipment from Princeton, Grand River, Morgan Township, the Missouri Department of Transportation, and Kansas City Power and Light. The preschool and children’s programs will start Friday morning at 10 o’clock. The teen’s A-maze-ing program will begin at 11 […]