July 7, 2013 |
Character actor Donal Logue is performing the tricky but enviable task of juggling roles in three cable series - BBC America's "Copper," the History Channel's "Vikings" and "Sons of Anarchy" on FX. He talked about the series that's currently on the air, "Copper," a day before flying to Ireland to film "Vikings. " Let's start with "Copper. " Is it true that you went after the role of ward boss Brendan Donovan? No, "Copper" was something quite unexpected, literally a phone call on a Tuesday afternoon before I started shooting on Monday.
June 7, 2013 |
Blond and petite Linda Kelly looks as if she'd be right at home doing a fashion shoot or performing on a flashy network series. But the 32-year-old Kelly probably wouldn't be caught dead near a fashion runway. Her runway is concrete, icy and often treacherous. Kelly, who lives in Wasilla, Alaska, is one of the star attractions of the seventh season of "Ice Road Truckers," History's reality series about truckers navigating dangerous roads as they haul materials to far-off rural areas.
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December 27, 2012 |
The truck driver convicted of manslaughter after a fatal 2009 collision on Angeles Crest Highway in La Cañada Flintridge is taking his case to an appeals court. Marcos Costa, 46, was sentenced to seven years and four months in prison after his 2011 conviction in the deaths of Palmdale resident Angel Posca, 58, and his 12-year-old daughter, Angelina. His case will be heard by the 2nd District Court of Appeal on Jan. 29. Angel Posca was driving through the intersection of Angeles Crest Highway and Foothill Boulevard on July 1, 2009, when Costa's truck, which had lost its brakes, barreled down Angeles Crest and slammed into the car before striking a building.
September 22, 2012 |
Content from A&E and the History Channel -- including such shows as "Pawn Stars" and "Ice Road Truckers" -- disappeared Friday from Netflix as a licensing deal between the companies expired. People familiar with the negotiations offered differing accounts of what transpired. One party, who declined to be named because of the confidentiality of the matter, said talks are ongoing. Another person with knowledge of the matter said Netflix elected not to renew the deal because the shows aren't heavily in demand.
June 13, 2012 |
The chief economist for the American Trucking Assn. says that job turnover rates for drivers at large, interstate fleets rose 2% in the first quarter of 2012 to 90%. That's the highest job turnover rate since the first quarter of 2008. But don't worry, it's apparently a good sign for the strength of the economy. The economist, Bob Costello, was referring to the latest numbers in his monthly Trucking Activity Report. Costello's report also said there was a huge, first-quarter employment turnover increase of 16%, to 71%, among smaller fleets with less than $30 million in annual revenue.
April 10, 2012 |
Diesel prices are at their highest level in nearly four years, topping $4 a gallon, but trucking company executive Fred Johring is taking it in stride. Johring's Golden State Express has bought low-emission, fuel-efficient diesel and natural gas rigs to comply with a clean-truck mandate at Southern California's twin ports — with the fortunate side effect of easing the pain of high-priced diesel. "We went from having one of the oldest local fleets to one of the newest," said Johring, whose Rancho Dominguez company sends trucks mainly on short-haul trips to and from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.