Driver Runs Over Co-Worker, Sentenced To 90 Days

    Maintaining a good relationship with a co-driver can be a challenge even if – and sometimes especially if –  you’re related to your partner. These two Nevada drivers will definitely have some issues to work through after one of them was sentenced to 90 days in jail and a $3,000 fine for running over the other and then driving away.

    28-year-old Kristofer Paul Talancon has admitted that while driving on August 2nd, he backed up over his coworker in what appears to have been an accident and then drove away. The pair had made a wrong turn and his co-driver, Joseph Marcaida, got out to help turn the truck around.

    Marcaida was badly injured and was transported to a local hospital before being flown to a different hospital for treatment. According to him, both drivers had used methamphetamines before the incident occurred.

    Talancon has pled guilty to charges of fleeing the scene of an accident involving serious injury and use of a controlled substance, but two other charges were dropped as a result of the plea deal.


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    { 20 comments… read them below or add one }

    Ray August 22, 2014 at 12:42 am

    Mandatory E-logs will help to put a stop to this sort of nonsense.


    simpsonteam August 22, 2014 at 4:47 am



    Charlie August 22, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Not unless you have a speed limiter !


    Dalton August 23, 2014 at 11:53 am

    Ray did you even read this? There were 2 drivers. Mandatory E-logs would have easily been manipulated. And not every driver do illegal drugs,


    josh August 22, 2014 at 5:21 am

    How are e-logs going to stop illegal drug use genius?


    Ray August 22, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    People won’t be able to cheat. Put two and two together.


    Doug August 22, 2014 at 6:37 am

    How does E-logs have anything to do with a couple of Meth Heads getting doped up in a truck and seeing who could kill who first…..?


    Heidi August 22, 2014 at 9:05 am

    Team driving is hard enough without adding drugs to the mix. I drive team, and just getting the proper rest takes serious planning.


    T Owens August 22, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    Hey josh lighten up! He was being sarcastic. But I’m sure the guberment is workin on somethin to regulate the drivers intake too hahaha.


    Ray August 22, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    Actually, I wasn’t.


    Robert August 22, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    I agree. Elogs won’t stop the illegal drug use. I’ve ran team before and you have to really trust your partner to get rest.


    T Owens August 22, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    There were many instances when I team drove that I’d have loved to eject the co driver. Woulda loved a James Bond switch haha. I did however leave one at the terminal after a week of dealin w his immature bull. I pulled up to the terminal n threw his crap out and him too. I got two weeks off cause of it but it was worth it. I also had a newbie I was training that as carrying a pot pipe in his bag. Because of training we did random dot stops n I pull officer off to side n tell him to ‘do the full service’ and they actually did a vehicle search n found his items. Well they removed him on site. Any one who has even the slightest ounce of rationability would kno drugs just don’t go. I guess I will never understand why they jepordize others and themselves.


    Ray August 22, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    Selfishness and greed of course. The more miles the more money. I guess the DOT guy didn’t bust you along with your co-driver because you reported it?


    T Owens August 22, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    As part of the training the students are to have interaction with dot officers, it happened to be the officer who found the illegal items, not me. I had no clue he had them The officer initiated the search. We only ask them to review the logs and virs and discuss with the new drivers. I guess he had a suspicion of the driver. That’s my guess.


    Kevin August 23, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    put the blame where it belongs, unrealistic appointments!!!! I’ve found myself trying to beat
    the clock to many times to count, no matter how you plan your run the obstacles remain,
    no one can for see what lies ahead, its nice when your given a stress free run and not having
    to race the clock, of course riding with some one with some common cense helps, its the
    trainers job to inform his or her trainee what maybe ahead of them, to catch the mistakes be
    fore they happen, it also helps not pissing off your co-driver or trainee while stoned and standing
    out side the truck, that was just stupid.


    Denise August 24, 2014 at 12:07 am

    Oh the stories I could tell, but no one would believe them.


    Lee August 25, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    You can’t stop drugs from coming in to the United States, you can’t stop people from making drugs in the United States. However, they can step up there game by doing more and frequent drug testing. Only if the trucking companies pay your milage to do so. Then and only then you don’t get paid for it if you test positive. It want stop everyone but it will slow it down.


    Blu August 26, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    Them both doing drugs could’ve been a lot worse, like someone getting killed.


    Blu August 26, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    E logs aren’t the answer for everything, yet some do need them.


    Ray August 24, 2014 at 1:35 am

    You guys must not be familiar with the industry. Putting words in my mouth does not help your case. E-logs will eliminate one of the main reasons SOME drivers use uppers to stay awake. No, I didn’t say they are a solution for everything …


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