Our Morgan Rose sat down with troopers to find out how you can avoid coming into contact with 18-wheelers and their cargo.
Troopers say they usually get calls about trucks with gravel hitting driversâ€™ windshields, but as far as cargo getting loose, thatâ€™s rare. Itâ€™s scary to think of something flying off the bed of a truck and into your car. Trooper Russ Graham urges drivers to call *LSP if they notice items shifting in the back of a truck and to give 18-wheelers plenty of room.
State Police say the tickets arenâ€™t cheap when truck drivers donâ€™t tie down their load properly. As far as how many tickets troopers have written in the past year for truck drivers with cargo problems, theyâ€™ll have those numbers for us Wednesday.