Stories about Izer

8:15pm

20 years after tragic Maine crash, parents still honoring son

LISBON — News that changes your life comes in an instant and sometimes it breaks your heart. Daphne and Steve Izer remember well the night the police came to their door 20 years ago. It was just before 11 p.m. on Oct. 10, 1993, a Sunday. He wa... 4

8:15pm

Truckers say safety a priority

HERMON — Truckers passing through Maine say they keep safety at the front of their minds all the time because their livelihood is at stake. “That’s No. 1. If you're not safe, you’re not going to get to where you’re going,” said Duane Laybolt, a truck dri...

9:33am

Put safety first, foremost

The one-year experiment of allowing 100,000-pound trucks on the Interstate should be terminated. The pilot program currently allows Maine and Vermont trucks to circumvent the federal weight limit of 80,000 pounds and run as heavy as 100,000 pounds on the interstates. Maine's interstate bri... 1

12:01am

Steve Izer retires from trucking review board

AUGUSTA — Tuesday morning will be the last meeting Steve Izer attends as a founding member of a trucking safety review board he and his wife helped bring about after the 1993 crash that killed their 17-year-old son."I think it's in good hands. All the people from trucking, there hasn't b...

12:01am

Exceeds federal law

"A third of the bridges in states between Maine and West Virginia need help," as stated in the Dec. 27 Sun Journal editorial, is right on target. As a matter of fact, 36 percent of Maine's bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete (American Society of Civil Engineers...

5:00am

Preventable tragedies

A February plane crash near Buffalo, N.Y., was tragic and preventable. Fatigue affecting the flight crew may have contributed. The National Transportation Safety Board held hearings just months after the investigation, and rightly so. The media coverage was widespread, and rig...

12:00am

Preventable tragedies

A February plane crash near Buffalo, N.Y., was tragic and preventable. Fatigue affecting the flight crew may have contributed. The National Transportation Safety Board held hearings just months after the investigation, and rightly so. The media coverage was widespread, and rightly so.

5:00am

Truck weight bills compete in Congress

A pair of bills headed to Congress will present opposing viewpoints on the weight of trucks that should be allowed on Maine highways.U.S. Rep. Michael Michaud has sponsored a bill that would allow Maine and other states to increase the weight of trucks allowed on the i...

5:00am

State is wrong to yield on truck weights

Heavier trucks mean more crashes, deterioration of Maine's highwaysRecent actions by Gov. John Baldacci and other state elected leaders are more than discouraging. In fact, Maine residents and users of the roadways should be greatly concerned ...

5:00am

Court KOs trucking rules

WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday threw out a Bush administration decision to allow long-haul truckers to drive for up to 11 hours straight.For 60 years, truckers could drive for 10 hours at a time. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has...