Monday, February 12, 2007

Atlanta's Newspaper: Trucking Safety Article

A reporter wrote about one city in Metro Atlanta and the efforts to catch unsafe trucks on the roadways.

According to the article the City of Snellville has seen a a rise in the volume of truck traffic and a significant number of truck-related accidents, because truckers use state road GA 124 and U.S. 78 as part of a cut-through to bypass weigh stations on the interstates.

The police department assigned a certified commercial vehicle inspector and who handles about 30 to 40 truck inspections each month. Out of those, about 20 to 25 trucks or drivers have been put out of service until violations were corrected. One tractor-trailer was found to have only one working brake.

For more go here.