About 50 percent of 1,600 trucks carrying hazardous waste through Pennsylvania were cited in one day in April for safety violations by Pennsylvania State Police.
The police conducted the statewide inspection on hazardous waste trucks in every county in the state.
One of every 10 trucks that state police pulled over was discovered to be in such poor condition that it was immediately "placed out of service," the statement said. In addition, 43 truck drivers were "removed from service" because their driving records showed that they shouldn't have been driving.
State police said they conducted the one-day inspection on the trucks — which were carrying everything from oil to pesticides to toxic sludge — with the goal of improving highway safety.Read More...790 citations handed out to truckers on one day in Pa. | PoconoRecord.com