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Cement truck overturned on US 1 in Wake Forest

Posted March 11, 2014

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— Capital Boulevard was closed at around 4:25 p.m. Tuesday after a cement truck overturned near River Haven Place.

All lanes were reopened just after 5 p.m.

Investigators have not said what caused the accident or if there were any injuries.


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  • John Watkins Mar 12, 2014
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    In this case it was a ready mix concrete truck that flipped. Not a cement tanker.

  • John Watkins Mar 12, 2014
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    Concrete truck drivers (mixer drivers) are not paid by the load. They are either paid by the hour or some companies give them the option of a salary.
    Cement tankers are more than likely paid by the load depending on whether they are independent or driving for a company.

  • ncprr1 Mar 12, 2014

    Can we please get to the bottom of this? Was it a cement truck or a concrete truck? Will someone please educate us on the difference, so that I can sleep tonight..

  • workingforthosethatwont Mar 12, 2014

    cement truck drivers are some of the fastest and most aggressive drivers on the road. If I'm not mistaken, I think they are paid per load delivered. which means more loads delivered, the higher their paycheck. this is a topic that should be investigated.

  • 68_dodge_polara Mar 12, 2014

    Can't we all just get along?

  • Lee Co Rat Mar 12, 2014

    It's a see-ment truck! Where'd you grow up, anyway?

    You are wrong it is cement, which is one ingredient of concrete. A mixer
    hauls concrete a tanker hauls cement
    to a concrete plant to produce concrete.
    This is the case no matter where you grow up.

  • Plum Tuckered Mar 12, 2014

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    It's a see-ment truck! Where'd you grow up, anyway?

  • Kim Kerns Mar 11, 2014
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    Anyone know what company teh truck is from?

  • blankfard Mar 11, 2014

    It's a concrete truck not a "cement" truck.