The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) announced Thursday that truck service Inc., a trucking company, will be training its drivers in trucking practices that are standard on the U.S. highway, but have been difficult to practice for decades.
The announcement follows a series of incidents that resulted in truckers being killed or seriously injured in accidents involving the company.
In an incident that took place on February 17, 2018, a truck driver who was being towed in the vicinity of Raleigh, North Carolina, was killed when his truck rolled onto its side, sending him tumbling and injuring his passenger.
On May 1, 2018 a trucker was killed and another seriously injured when a driver in a pickup truck collided with his truck and ran over him.
On March 26, 2018 the trucker who was on his way to the hospital after a crash, was hit by a car and killed.
In a separate incident, a tractor trailer driver who lost control of his truck, hit and killed a truck passenger, and then crashed into a house, was not required to have truckers training.
According to the NTSB, the truck service trucking business is the fourth largest in North Carolina and the second largest in the U of A. The company has a fleet of approximately 3,000 trucks and has a network of approximately 300 tow truck companies.
It operates two major facilities, one in Greensboro and the other in Charlotte, North