Trucking Company Involved in Accident Broke Safety Rules

When a dump truck crashed into a school bus earlier this month, 16-year-old Daniel Wood died. Ten students and the bus driver were also injured in the collision that occurred near Falmouth, Ky.
Now it appears that XXL Trucking, the company that owned the dump truck, violated eight federal and state safety regulations. Of those eight violations uncovered by the Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement, three of them were critical, the Kentucky Enquirer reports.
The critical violations included the failure on the part of the company’s four drivers to keep time sheets or duty status records, failure to have the company’s four trucks periodically inspected, and missing driver vehicle inspection reports.
In addition, Francis Yulfo, the dump truck driver involved in the accident, was ticketed on Feb. 1 for violating the federal safety rule that bars truckers from driving more than 11 hours in a row or more than 14 hours in a shift. Yulfo was working for an Indiana trucking company at the time.
Although criminal charges have not yet been filed, the family of the teen killed in the accident has filed suit against the drive and XXL Trucking alleging negligence.
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