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Warning! Safety Violations Ahead: Motor Carrier Companies Keep Unsafe Trucks on U.S. Roads

by: Prince, Glover & Hayes November 17, 2009

Part II Researchers at the American Association for Justice examined over a million lines of data on the entire U.S. trucking industry obtained from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The results are shocking. As of April 2009, there were more than 28,000 trucking companies, representing more than 200,000 trucks, operating on U.S. roads […]

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Warning! Safety Violations Ahead: Motor Carrier Companies Keep Unsafe Trucks on U.S. Roads

by: Prince, Glover & Hayes November 16, 2009

Part I More than 9 million trucks travel U.S. roads each year, and many of them are in serious violation of federal safety standards. These violations include such practices as overloading trucks, allowing unqualified or un trained drivers behind the wheel, failing to maintain tires and brakes, and salary systems that encourage truck drivers to […]

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