Overturned Logging Truck Partially Blocked 299 This Morning

overturned semi icon featureAt approximately 5:31 a.m. a logging truck overturned on Hwy 299 about nine miles east of the Humboldt/Trinity County line. The eastbound lane was completely blocked and the westbound lane was partially blocked by logs and the semi, according to the CHP Traffic Incident Information Page.

By 6:30 a.m., the roadway was clear, according to the page. The truck and the logs were off the road.

Please remember that information gathered from initial reports is subject to revision as more facts become available.

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15 comments

  • 5:31 am. Twenty-four, seven, three sixty-five.

  • Wonder if the driver hit a little ice on the road. Hope he is doing okay. Once those big rigs start to slide it is almost impossible to correct them.

    • Martin, actually you can correct them if you have enough room . The problem is that there are not enough trucks due to low pay and emission standards requiring owners to update to new trucks. How do you buy new trucks when the rates are set so low it’s difficult to make payments. The existing timber companies will let you haul their logs for nothing if they could get away with it. So therefore Martin they have these drivers get up at one and two in the morning to get that extra load of the day. Drivers are logging 80 hrs. in six days to satisfy the mills. Do that for ten months and you are so tired you don’t have the reflexes to correct a slide. You have no personal life and due to low wages you are just getting by. The sawmills have it all their way right now. As there are fewer and fewer trucks, drivers are going to be forced to push it more and more and there are going to be more problems ah coming! And the sawmills laugh all the way to the bank! A shit storm is brewing!

      • boy you’re full of shit-lol

        • No he is not

          • if he is not, then the problem is not enough sleep and federal law has been broken. the federal law on how many hours a driver can drive in a day is why our gas prices are so high in the northcoast. its a 2 day round trip to Benicia, because it takes 14 hours.

            • >”… a driver can drive in a day is why our gas prices are so high in the northcoast. its a 2 day round trip to Benicia”

              Automotive gasoline is brought into Humboldt Bay on ocean-going barges.
              I can’t recall the volumes carried on the barges, but it is in millions of gallons.

              We are a ‘captive’ market.

              • you are correct that most of the fuel is barged. one company still trucks it in from the south, so the price of fuel is set by the round trip single tank load from Benicia and back. google “Gasoline Kings” NCJ. and it’s not millions. it needs to fit in the tanks. more like 100,000.

      • The problem is enough room for sure. Like driving a log truck in the late summer after some rain on a muddy road, that will pucker your behind. Truckers doing logging hauls do get the dirty end of the stick, long hours and usually junky rigs. I agree a s**t storm is in the making.

      • Your a 100% correct.. they run u like a headless chicken and it’s not wrong u have a set amount of hours to “drive” a day.. and they run u right up to the last minute.. 16 hours a day.. they dont care your hustle another number In there books.

      • The driver could probably get away with working 80 hours in 6 days but he better not log it that way. Self incrimination rules do not apply in that instance.

  • Roll over if you must, just please don’t play dead, bad enough to wreck in the first place!!! We had a pickup hit the embankment right in front of our house last night We had a Free Light Show after a little while, from all the First Responders!!! & the tow truck when it finaly got here!!! Interesting evening to say the least!!!

  • Six miles in is just east of Hawkins Bar, I believe. Perhaps the truck hit ice on the short curving bridge just before the passing lane at Grey’s Flat. It was frosty this morning, and that bridge can ice up.

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