Friday, January 14, 2011
Still another reason to close the border to Mexican trucks: Trinity Industries
Bush's Transportation Department claimed that all the trucks in the program had passed rigorous safety inspections. Then it turned out that one trucking company that had passed such a "rigorous safety inspection" had a record of 112 safety violations per truck -- according to the administration's own data. That company was Trinity Industries.
A Transportation Department spokesman said Trinity's violations were "minor" -- but that spokesman probably wouldn't know a Trinity Industry truck if it bit him in the ass. Trinity then dropped out of the program, saying it had never really intended to participate.