Snowstorm Slams Missouri

A snowstorm in the Midwest has created pandemonium on many Missouri highways on Saturday afternoon, causing nearly 900 accidents and 1800 stranded motorists. The snowstorm cased 57 injuries and four deaths due to traffic accidents, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. As of 2:00 pm this afternoon, MSHP has responded to: • 3918 calls … Continued

A Family for Christmas

Waller Truck office employees banded together to make Christmas as good as possible for a local Excelsior Springs family. The family consisted of a boy (12 yrs) and a girl (9 yrs) and their parents, who live together in a trailer with limited access to water and electricity. We bought everything the family asked for … Continued

Fire Marshal Monty T.’s Story

Monty T., a Waller Truck driver since 2009 (and due to celebrate his ninth anniversary with the company), has always contributed to his community. A volunteer firefighter, Monty has worked in one capacity or another for local fire departments since 1981. Read his and his wife, Joyce’s, story below! Originally published on the Missouri Department of … Continued

REAL: A Tool to Track Emissions on Trucks

The California Air Resources Board has adopted a new emissions tracking program that would help regulators identify vehicles with excess smog-related and greenhouse gas emissions. REAL: The New Way to Measure Real Emissions Assessment Logging (REAL) now requires an On-Board Diagnostic system. This is part of new amendments to the On-Board Diagnostic Regulations that CARB … Continued

Josh W’s Story

After Josh W, a Waller Truck hostler/city driver, exited the Marines, he turned to truck driving. Josh had spent his time in the service as a Motor Transport Operator, or truck driver in short. “We started with Humvees and moved on up,” Josh said. “The first time I got in a truck was January 2008.” … Continued

Winter Driving Safety Tips

We know, we know – you don’t want to think about winter, with all the ice, snow, and face-biting wind. But, as drivers, it’s a necessary evil. With temperatures dropping and cold fronts moving in, it’s more and more apparent that winter is on its way. Are you ready? Try on a few of these … Continued

Eating Well While Trucking

For many professional truck drivers, there’s an understanding that they probably don’t eat as healthy as they should. But with that understanding comes a throwing up of one’s hands. Rest stops and diners don’t exactly provide the best nutrition options in the world, so when you’re facing a tight schedule, what are you supposed to … Continued

Hurricane Michael relief drivers exempt from HOS rules

Michael could be strongest wind storm to hit U.S. since 2004 The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has exempted motor carriers and drivers involved in Hurricane Michael relief efforts in eight states from Hours of Service. This exemption also extends to other parts of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, or FMCSRs, in an … Continued

Trucker Following GPS Slides Down Mountainside

.Authorities in Greeneville, Tennessee, say that a truck driver ignored “no truck” signs and followed his GPS onto a mountain roadway that proved to be too treacherous for him to maneuver. The incident happened on Tuesday, October 2, at around 7 a.m., according to the Greeneville Sun. Authorities say that truck driver Fred Washington didn’t … Continued

Excelsior Springs Touch-A-Truck

Waller Truck Co., Inc. was excited to once again join with the community at the Excelsior Springs high school for the 2018 Touch-a-Truck. The Excelsior Springs Parks and Rec department hosts the Touch-a-Truck every year. According to the Parks and Rec department, Waller Truck Co., Inc. was one of twice as many businesses as last … Continued