Unfortunately, a good number of trucking companies with vehicles on our nation’s highways have a record of prior violations. An example is Jewell Transportation, Inc., the trucking company involved in a deadly 35-vehicle pileup on the Long Island Expressway in late 2012. It was reported by Newsday that the company had been cited at least 23 times for unsafe driving since 2011. Federal transportation records reveal that the company’s trucks have also been involved in several accidents, including a fatal wreck last July in upstate New York.
A rig owned by the Vermont company collided with several other vehicles and caught fire in a chain-reaction on December 27, 2012. A 68-year-old woman was killed and another driver critically injured. At the time the rig was hauling debris from Superstorm Sandy. It’s critically important that trucking companies be made to correct known safety problems and to keep unsafe drivers off the highways.
Source: Claims Journal
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