Trucker Shot In Road Rage Incident Dies

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Marc Lee's Comment
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A truck driver who was shot during an apparent road rage incident in Georgia early last month has died from his wound.

James Dan Gilliland, 59, died Wednesday, March 6, as the result of being shot in the stomach Feb. 8 during an altercation with Jamarsa Josef Williams, 31, at the Metro Green Recycling plant in Doraville, Georgia. An arrest warrant was issued Wednesday.

Williams was originally arrested at the scene and booked on charges of aggravated assault, aggravated battery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. Charges against him were upgraded to murder after Gilliland died.

The altercation began when something fell off Gilliland’s truck. Williams followed Gilliland into the recycling center parking lot. Police at the time said Gilliland brandished a crowbar. Williams is said to have walked to his car, retrieved a gun and shot Gilliland.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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Not to steal your thread, but took a good look at your profile pic. Waukesha, WI....... Been there are time or three. We do furniture loads going from Mississippi to Steinhafel’s in Waukesha fairly regularly. It is a drop n hook location for us, lol.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Not to steal your thread, but took a good look at your profile pic. Waukesha, WI....... Been there are time or three. We do furniture loads going from Mississippi to Steinhafel’s in Waukesha fairly regularly. It is a drop n hook location for us, lol.

No problem at all! As I seem to have WAY TOO MUCH time on my hands these days... let me know if you have plans to be there anytime soon... especially if you have any time to spare. Love to meet.

I know it's a long shot but hey! Ya never know!

Bruce K.'s Comment
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The road rage problem is super unpredictable and dangerous in whatever form it takes. I read recently about one trucker shooting another in an argument over a parking spot at a truck stop. If I remember correctly, the guy was shot in the head but lived.

BTW Marc, where do you get all these news items? I think TT is going to have to start a new category called the “Marc Lee News Hour”

PackRat's Comment
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Most are from “CDL Life.com” website.

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  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Marc Lee's Comment
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BTW Marc, where do you get all these news items? I think TT is going to have to start a new category called the “Marc Lee News Hour”

Various services to which I subscribe.

CDL Life, Trucker's Report, etc..

I tend to leave copyright or other attribution info when it is easy but clearly I am not "hung up" on it!

I am sure Brett will do a much more thorough and professional job!

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
PackRat's Comment
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I like your news posts much more than Comedy Central.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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I caught that.

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