A recent truck crash in North Carolina has raised some important questions.
In the mountains, truck drivers can quickly find themselves in dangerous positions.
On Jan. 23, 2017, crews spent 15 hours cleaning up the wreckage of a tractor trailer ripped apart and on its side after the driver traveled left of center on the narrow, twisting Chunn’s Cove Road. . .
The trucking industry and drivers, including Terry Creech, are pushing the Trump administration and Republicans to roll back safety requirements.
“I’m hoping he’ll deregulate the industry,” Creech said.
Creech and the American Trucking Association want Congress to block state laws requiring additional rest breaks beyond federal rules. Special Report: Trucking past inspections you?, how safe are
Fortunately, not everyone thinks that way.
As part of the investigation, News 13 also reached out to Trans Tech, a truck driving training school in Arden. It disagrees with the ATA and claim safety regulations do work. While it sees a need for mandatory rest breaks, it believes requirements should be standard state to state. Special Report: Trucking past inspections you?, how safe are
If a safety measure can help to create safer trucking and driving conditions for all users of the road (i.e, keep us all alive), then, in my mind, it is commonsense to have it be standard state to state.
In what universe would it make sense to put in place a proven safety measure in one region but not in another? Are we one country of united states or a continent of separate countries? Is that a logical federal function or not?
I did think that one of the functions of the federal government was to protect its citizens. Or am I wrong about that?
Do we have a right to expect that our government will act to protect us from vehicle violence?