Trucking News with Ruthann Bad Bridges

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Bad Bridges

Bad Bridges are everywhere in the United States. Ruthann sat down and explained where the repairs are needed the most on Americas bridges. There has been many incidents where a bridge has collapsed. People have been injured and even killed when these mass concrete structures come down. In Minnesota a bridge had collapsed on I35 with mass destruction. We can only imagine the Brooklyn bridge coming down during rush hour. Today, 125,000 motor vehicles cross the Brooklyn Bridge each day [PDF], as do roughly 4,000pedestrians and 2,600 cyclists. Emily Warren Roebling was the first to cross the bridge. The bridge’s main span over the East River is 1,595 feet 6 inches (486.3 m). The bridge cost US$15.5 million in 1883 dollars (about US$403,339,000 in today’s dollars) to build, and an estimated 27 men died during its construction. So with that being said we can see why the bridge has not been reconstructed. Where will they get the money for the rebuild?

Trucking News with Ruthann Human Trafficking

Trucking News Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking is more prevalent than we realize. Every day someone is forced into the sex slave trade in America. Drug dealers and pimps are one of the leading people that exploit our young people in this country. Learn how to spot people in trouble. By calling the authorities you could save a life. In the trucking industry there are those that would pose as a good trucker only to take advantage of maybe a runaway or someone that may be in trouble. Recently a trucker was caught with two minors tied up in his rig. He claimed he was returning these children but authorities did not buy into it. This trucker now faces life in prison without the possibility of parole. If you have been approached about providing children for the purpose of trafficking, do the right thing and make an anonymous tip. Call federal law enforcement directly to report suspected human trafficking activity and get help: U.S. Department of Homeland Security at 1-866-347-2423 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year, or submit a tip online at

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