Four-year-old intermodal equipment safety rules that were supposed to make chassis safer have failed to accomplish that goal because the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration isn’t enforcing the law, according to trucking officials.
“Nothing has changed,” Curtis Whalen, executive director of the Intermodal Motor Carriers Conference of American Trucking Associations, told Transport Topics last week, charging that the agency’s own inspections have uncovered frequent defects that haven’t been punished.
“The law is not working,” he said. “We are now in a situation where I think the audits so far have shown…
By Rip Watson, Senior Reporter
This story appears in the Oct. 21 print edition of Transport Topics.