One long-haul truck driver braved the Blue Cut fire and “just kept
driving” through Barstow and towards Anaheim to complete his run.
After he started his run in Illinois, 53-year-old Kevin Holladay had plenty
of time to think about the
California wildfires. All along the trip he kept hearing reports that the Grapevine was closed.
Finally, at the Nevada-California border, Mr. Holladay saw a sign that
said the Grapevine was open. But, the destruction that the flames brought
was all too obvious. “Stuff you’ve seen for years is gone,”
At one point, as many as 800 firefighters worked to battle the 1,200-acre blaze.
A wildfire isn’t the only thing that truck drivers on the Grapevine
need to worry about. At the risk of fueling conspiracy theories, let me
state that some advocates want to
do away with large trucks, or at least greatly curtail their use. One way to bring about this result
is to show that these vehicles are unsafe, which may explain the enormous
pressure that CHP officers face to write up large trucks. Some of the
most common infractions include:
Lane Violations: The heavy Grapevine traffic closer to Southern California makes it hard
to stay on schedule and also hard to remain in the designated lane.
Speeding: The steep downward grade and speed limit change to 35 MPH south of the
Kern/Los Angeles County line, make that stretch of roadway the ideal place
for a legal speed trap.
Overweight: Not surprisingly, the weight violation fines are some of the stiffest
ones in the Vehicle Code.
Truckers can do little about wildfires other than go around them or wait
for someone else to take care of the problem, but an aggressive traffic
ticket lawyer can fight your citation, to keep the violations
off your record and more money in your pocket.
Getting Legal Help
The aggressive lawyers at Bigger & Harman, APC, are committed to giving
individuals a voice when dealing with speeding and traffic tickets. Call
today at 661-859-1177 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the
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Truckers passing through Barstow should look out for overweight, speeding,
and lane violation tickets. To keep points off your license, call Bigger