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Truck driver airlifted after Toll Road crash

A truck driver was airlifted with life-threatening injuries after his semi sideswiped a second semi and went into a ditch along the Indiana Toll Road Friday night.

August 16, 2014 12:30 pm
Striking workers to vote on company proposal to cut jobs

Striking workers to vote on company proposal to cut jobs

PORTAGE | For the last month, striking workers have crowded around burn barrels in subzero temperatures and blizzard-like conditions outside a steel service center.

March 12, 2014 1:57 pm
RICH JAMES: Indiana needs more salt, plows in use

RICH JAMES: Indiana needs more salt, plows in use

There is no better critic of a state's interstate highways than those who drive them the most — the truckers.

February 05, 2014 12:00 am

Trucking company in Gary is hiring drivers, mechanics

GARY | A major trucking company is so in need of drivers that it is offering signing bonuses of at least $2,500.

December 10, 2013 4:00 pm

Georgia truck driver killed in crash on Indiana Toll Road

A Georgia truck driver was killed Sunday morning in a crash on the Indiana Toll Road between Portage and Chesterton.

September 08, 2013 8:00 pm

LaPorte man, 20, dead after Toll Road crash

A 20-year-old LaPorte man died early Monday after suffering injuries in a Sunday crash on the Indiana Toll Road, Indiana State Police said in a news release.

August 06, 2012 7:45 am
Borman crashes leave van driver hospitalized

Borman crashes leave van driver hospitalized

HAMMOND | Crashes on the Borman Expressway near Calumet Avenue sent two people to area hospitals Monday morning and caused big backups for commuters traveling near the state line.

May 14, 2012 7:39 pm
Times investigation: Braking power, fatigue among top trucking violations

Times investigation: Braking power, fatigue among top trucking violations

About a quarter of the thousands of heavy trucks that roll through Northwest Indiana every day are operating with serious safety defects or physically compromised drivers, state police inspectors say.

January 08, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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8,043 heavy truck crashes claim 218 lives on region roads over nine years

8,043 heavy truck crashes claim 218 lives on region roads over nine years

A Crown Point man, likely distracted by commotion on the highway, slams his SUV into the back of a semitrailer more than 13 times heavier than his vehicle.

November 27, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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VIDEO: Truck drivers battle fatigue

VIDEO: Truck drivers battle fatigue

Master Motor Carrier Inspector Scott Fleming with the Indiana State Police explains how fatigue plays a factor in semi-truck related accidents.

November 27, 2011 12:00 am

Small town shocked by investigation

RANKIN, Ill. | As news crews started to gather and investigators wrapped crime scene tape around a home in this tiny Vermilion County village of 650 people, the news that the man who had been living there is a slaying suspect quickly circulated.

December 14, 2010 12:00 am
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