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2014-05-05 16:20:48

ARLINGTON, Va., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Tank Truck Carriers, Inc. (NTTC) today announced that its membership elected Dean Kaplan as the organization's new chairman at the association's recent annual meeting in Las Vegas on April 28, 2014. Chairman Kaplan succeeds Jim Shaeffer, President of McKenzie Tank Lines, Inc., who will now serve as Chairman of the NTTC's Executive Committee. "The opportunity to serve as your Chairman is very close to the pinnacle of...

2008-08-10 00:00:21

A Petrol tanker driver who killed a woman motorist after having an epileptic fit at the wheel was today (fri) jailed for four years. A court was told Andrew Mayhew failed to seek medical advice despite suffering a series of earlier blackouts while driving because he feared losing his licence and his job. He crashed his 44-tonne tanker laden with 38,500 litres of petrol into a line of stationary traffic on the A46 Lincoln by-pass killing Becky Fogg, 24, of Hibaldstow, North Lincs. News...

2008-07-25 03:00:34

Richmond International Airport officials are investigating the latest crash involving fuel trucks and aircraft. No one was injured yesterday when a truck driver backed into the left wing tip of a Trans State Airlines regional jet about 6:15 a.m., airport spokesman Troy Bell said. The truck, carrying an undetermined amount of fuel, had a prominent dent on its rear panel, Bell said. No one was aboard the plane, which was parked at the time of the incident and had minimal damage, Bell said....

2008-07-23 18:00:30

By Sheri McWhirter, The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich. Jul. 23--GAYLORD -- Traffic should be back to normal today since state road crews finished emergency repairs to M-32 west of Gaylord after a fuel tanker crashed and spilled about 1,500 gallons of diesel and gasoline. A 100-foot section of the highway was replaced this week after a fuel truck rolled onto its side early Sunday and leaked chemicals. Hazardous materials responders contained the diesel and gasoline, but the road was...

2008-07-13 12:00:26

NEEDHAM, Mass. (AP) -- A tanker truck hauling gasoline has rolled over and exploded on a highway in Needham, Mass., setting off a fire visible 10 miles away in Boston. Police say the driver suffered only minor injuries in the accident early Saturday. Police say the driver told them he swerved to avoid a piece of metal on the highway and his truck hit a guardrail, rolled over and burst into flames. The tanker was carrying about 11,000 gallons of gasoline, all of which spilled or burned....


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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