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Friday, February 5, 2010

PA State Police Jail Drilling Service Company Drivers For Illegal Oversize Loads/ Trucks Confiscated By Judge

Pa. state police halt oversized convoy in North Towanda
Four drivers jailed for 'numerous' violations

By Jason Whong •jwhong@gannett.com
Star Gazette

Four drivers of trucks serving the natural gas industry were fined and jailed on Wednesday after police charged that they hauled oversize loads illegally.

State police in Towanda stopped the convoy of drivers for T.K. Stanley Inc., an energy industry services company based in Waynesboro, Miss., at about 9:45 a.m. Wednesday on U.S. Route 6 in North Towanda.

Police said they inspected the vehicles and learned the oversize loads were being transported with invalid permits.

Police said they also found "numerous safety, permit and load securement violations," though they declined to provide a detailed list.

The drivers were cited for a combined total of $12,678, according to District Court records. More....


Brother Nature said...

Shut'em down, baby Shut'em down!!!

Anonymous said...

How many local truckers are doing the same thing. Could start checking local. Fair is fair.

Anonymous said...

When are we gonna set up scales in McDonald's?

Anonymous said...

Brother Nature,

Do you drive a car that uses gas or does your house or office (if you have a job) heat with fuel? If so, I beleive these resources come from beneath the surface. Seems a bit hypocritical. Somehow I bet you wouldn't be so concerned if it was in another state where someone else was dealing with the inconveniences.

Anonymous said...

AMEN 12:34

Solomon's words for the wise said...

Local truck drivers have been fined for years when their trucks are caught overweight. The fines are very expensive. Log trucks are especially vulnerable as they have no way of weighing their load before they start down the road. Local drivers know the rules and that they are enforced. Out of area drivers will also learn the rules and that they have to be followed when they have paid some of these big fines. Ultimately, it's the truck driver's decision whether to run an overweight truck or to refuse company requests to drive it anyway. Truck drivers don't get paid well enough to risk being held responsible for these massive fines. I know because I drove dump truck for 15 years in the area.

Anonymous said...

Their are weight limits for a reason.

Anonymous said...

Dont mess with the PO PO

Anonymous said...

Gotta love it!! I had to pay the ridiculous registrations, fines, repairs, fuel etc. on those trucks that Solomon drove for Pave-n-Save. I feel sorry for the log truck drivers! A fella that works for the gas co. just gave me a big speel about the gas rig trucks are exempt to local regulations and DOT stops! Said it had somethin to do with our beloved Dick Cheney(Haliburton)!! Guess he was mistaken!! :/ Brad

Brother Nature said...

it doesn't mater what I use....they are still breaking the law. I'm just waiting to say "I told you so" when the postings about water contamination start rolling in.

Anonymous said...

Check out Centralia Penna. A town destroyed by underground coal mining.

Oz said...

February 5, 2010 9:11:00 PM
It has been that way for years, did you just dicover it? I have noticed you have made several posts in reference to it now.

Coal mining is not gas well drilling so do not even begin to compair them.

And as far as all of your negative postings Brother Bear or Brother Nature it is getting quit tiresome! Any and every aspect of the gas drilling you are on here with all your negative crap and bitchin', give it a rest will ya?

Brother Nature said...

Oz...it is my right to be able to post my opinion...negative or not. If you don't like my posts, don't read them!!!! I'm just trying to make people realize that here is more at stake here than a few landowners and businesses making money.

Shut'em down, baby, Shut'em down!!!

Agree said...

Well Brother Nature, I agree with Oz and some of the anonymous postings.

You seem to be very negative with just about all of your posts, it does get old.

Are you an old crotchety grumpy old man? You sure come across that way!

Brother Nature said...

Actually, I am middle aged and I think I am one of the residents of this county that cares more for the area and environment than I do about making a few extra dollars by allowing the gas compsnies to use my land. I am all for using our natural resources such as clean burning naural gas....just as long as they can GUARANTEE that here will be no contamination caused by this drilling and fracking. I have several hundred acres of land that I allow to be timbered periodically that also has a pristine, spring fed stream on it(yes..I have had it tested) that I would like to enjoy and pass on to my children someday. My property is in jeopardy because of the possible drilling that may happen on surrounding properties. Now ask yourself.....do you have enough confidence in what these companies are telling us and their track record..to believe that there is no possibility of my water getting contaminated? Once it happens, we can't go back!!!!