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Scott Fleming

EDITORIAL: Devote more energy to truck safety

Indiana State Police and federal inspections of heavy trucks in Lake and Porter counties have resulted in more than a quarter of those trucks being taken out of service for serious safety violations. Yet there are few inspectors on the job.

January 15, 2012 12:00 am
Times investigation: Braking power, fatigue among top trucking violations

Times investigation: Braking power, fatigue among top trucking violations

About a quarter of the thousands of heavy trucks that roll through Northwest Indiana every day are operating with serious safety defects or physically compromised drivers, state police inspectors say.

January 08, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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VIDEO: Truck inspections help keep highways safe

VIDEO: Truck inspections help keep highways safe

With thousands of semi-trucks driving state highways each day, the Indiana State Police look out for those in violation.

January 08, 2012 12:00 am
8,043 heavy truck crashes claim 218 lives on region roads over nine years

8,043 heavy truck crashes claim 218 lives on region roads over nine years

A Crown Point man, likely distracted by commotion on the highway, slams his SUV into the back of a semitrailer more than 13 times heavier than his vehicle.

November 27, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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VIDEO: Truck drivers battle fatigue

VIDEO: Truck drivers battle fatigue

Master Motor Carrier Inspector Scott Fleming with the Indiana State Police explains how fatigue plays a factor in semi-truck related accidents.

November 27, 2011 12:00 am
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