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Semi truck flipped in storm final straw for trucker who parked it back in June due to low rates, high insurance costs 


A trucker who parked his rig months ago due to low rates says he doesn’t know what to do after his parked semi truck flipped in storm that ravaged South Carolina. 

Truck driver Selevedin Nuhanovic says that he’s had the rig for seven years, but parked it in this lot near Fantasy Harbour Boulevard in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina back in June when he could no longer afford to drive it due to low rates. Now, with the truck flipped over, damaging the rig and his pickup parked next to it, he says he isn’t sure what to do next. 

“The reason I parked in June is [because] rates were so low. I couldn’t afford to keep the truck on the road. I had to take the insurance off, which was almost $1,000 a month. So it’s just been sitting there…hoping the rates would go back up so I can register again and start driving. Now that this all happened, I don’t know when I’m going to be back on the road,” he said. 

“It left me speechless when I saw it,” Nuhanovic said to WMBF News after Sunday’s intense storm. 

“Being in this situation I’m in…like how do I recover from this? How do I get it back on the wheels? I called a couple of companies and asked if they’d put it back on the wheels and set me up on some kind of program where I can pay them in rates and whatnot and they didn’t even want to talk to me. I can’t come up with two or three grand to put the truck back on the wheels.”

Nuhanovic says he is currently working at UPS in a seasonal position, but will be looking for more work once that is over.


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