Hammer Down: Trucking's Poor Safety

Number 14966
Subject Transportation
Source Journal (Winston-Salem, N.C.)
State
Year 1998
Publication Date 02/08/98-02/11/98
Summary This Winston-Salem Journal series examines the safety records of the trucking industry in North Carolina. Extensive problems, gaps in regulations and relaxed enforcement caused serious issues. Most of the state's trucking companies have "unsatisfactory" safety ratings from federal inspectors. Also found the number of roadside inspections by Division of Motor Vehicles has dropped; rare check-ups; minimum regulation.
Category Contest Entry
Pages 26
Keywords road safety;vehicle inspections;logging trucks;bus companies;trucking rules;trucking safety;commercial motor carrier
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