One in Five Violation Rate Not Acceptable, Pennsylvania Truck Accident Lawyer Says

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Marion Munley of Munley, Munley & Cartwright, P.C., says recent Roadcheck results reveal an alarmingly high rate of safety violations among commercial truck drivers.

Pennsylvania tractor-trailer accident lawyer

Pennsylvania truck accident attorney Marion Munley

It’s certainly a concern when one in five of the tractor-trailers and other big-rig trucks that trucking companies continue to put on the road are in such poor shape that they should be removed from the road before they cause an accident.

Pennsylvania truck accident attorney Marion Munley said today that national inspections of 74,072 trucks and buses that resulted in one fifth of the vehicles being removed from the road should raise concerns for the sponsoring Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA).

The CVSA said in a recent news release that its 25th Annual Roadcheck, a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) safety enforcement and outreach event, inspected a record number of trucks and buses.

The organization said 22.4 percent of CMVs and 3.9 percent of drivers were placed out of service, or removed from the road, after the inspections. The CVSA said those vehicle and driver OOS rates represented the second-lowest in the program’s history.

Munley, a nationally recognized Pennsylvania truck accident lawyer with the Scranton personal injury firm of Munley, Munley & Cartwright, P.C., said those numbers were still too high.

“It’s certainly a concern when one in five of the tractor-trailers and other big-rig trucks that trucking companies continue to put on the road are in such poor shape that they should be removed from the road before they cause an accident,” she said.

The attorney pointed out that the CVSA noted in its press release that “while the attention paid by industry to maintenance and regulatory compliance generally is improving, more needs to be done by industry and enforcement alike.”

“And it needs to be done now,” Munley said. “Truckers and trucking companies have the responsibility for making sure long-haul transfer trucks and other commercial trucks are safe before they hit the road and put others at risk of accident, injury and death.”

Munley’s firm investigates commercial truck accidents in preparation of personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits on behalf of people in Pennsylvania and across the Northeast who have been hurt in wrecks involving 18-wheelers and other CMVs.

Munley said anyone hurt in a commercial motor vehicle accident in Pennsylvania should engage an experienced truck accident attorney to discuss their right to seek compensation for their losses.

About Munley, Munley & Cartwright, P.C.

Munley, Munley & Cartwright, P.C., is a Pennsylvania truck accident law firm that represents tractor trailer accident victims throughout the Northeast, including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. The firm has an extensive record of successful verdicts and settlements, and its truck accident attorneys have been nationally recognized for their expertise in state and federal trucking regulations. The firm’s main office is located at The Forum Plaza, 227 Penn Avenue, Scranton, PA 18503 (local phone (570) 346-7401). To learn more about the firm’s truck accident litigation team, call 1-800-318-LAW1 or use its online form.

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