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  • Road Hazards

    Drivers with "poor safety records and histories of drug and alcohol abuse," poorly inspected and maintained trucks and lax enforcement of safety laws are the main problems affecting the truck driving industry in the state of Texas. The Dallas Morning News investigates, spurred by the case of Miroslaw Jozwiak, a trucker who falsified his log reports before causing a fatal accident, which he survived. The stories of those who perished in the crash are told, as are those of the people who survived the crash.
  • Unsafe Trucks

    This investigation delved into the world of trucking in Alabama where there are too few state troopers, and even fewer inspectors. This story compared the number of truck inspections done in Alabama to other states and the consequences.
  • Truck Stop

    "A six-month Dateline investigation revealed an extraordinary number of eighteen wheelers driving the nation's highways with serious defects. We searched accident and inspection records of trucking companies throughout the country and spent several days at truck inspection stations and found forty percent of big rigs were so dangerous they were ordered off the road. Incredibly, the main defect we found was brake problems."
  • PSC Investigation

    WKRN-TV (Nashville) finds State public service commission officials fixed tickets for safety violations written to truckers who are political supporters of the officials; truck inspectors solicit kickbacks from truck repair companies, October - December 1992.
  • (Untitled)

    WCCO-TV (Minneapolis) reports on Minnesota's dangerously inadequate commercial truck inspection program, Nov. 11 - 16, 1989.