Hauling while Compromised

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Motoring through Pennsylvania in a waste-hauling truck has never been so precarious.

In what has become almost routine, Pennsylvania State Police orchestrated another crackdown in December.

Troopers removed 113 trucks from the roadways and idled 22 drivers.

Commissioner Frank E. Pawlowski put it this way, “Our goal was to identify safety defects that can lead to crashes,” Pawlowski said. “The most commonly found problems were improperly secured cargo and bad brakes. Keeping Pennsylvania’s roads safe for everyone is a priority for State Police.”

Of the 1,220 garbage trucks inspected, 556 traffic citations were issued, and 1,056 written warnings were handed out.

In 2010, state Police inspected 5,761 garbage trucks statewide, resulting in 3,190 traffic citations being issued as well as 859 vehicles and 95 drivers being placed out of service.Motoring through Pennsylvania in a waste hauling truck has never become so precarious for drivers.

(To see the breakdown of where the trucks were pulled off the road, follow Rock The Capital right this way.)

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