Is trucking safer now than it was before Sept. 11?

TRACEY HUGGINS
Enterprise, Miss.
Royal Trucking
“Yes. The law enforcement is stricter.”

JULIE WILKINSON
Greensboro, N.C.
Celadon
“About the same, and I do high-risk loads every day, like cigarettes.”

NATE DUDLEY
Mount Pleasant, Texas
Prime Inc.
“I think more drivers are aware of what is going on around them now.”

ARTHUR BRIGHT
Lane, S.C.
Economy Transport
“No, because people seem like they got crazy. There’s more wrecks, more people scared.”

FLOYD JORDAN
La Porte, Texas
Highway Transport
“No, because the security they are putting into effect is a joke.”

JOE PENDERGRAFT
Dallas
Diamond
Transportation
“It is, because of the Highway Watch program.”

GWEN COAXEN
Phoenix
Northland Transport
“It’s not safe. It showed the government got caught with their pants down, just like Katrina.”

STEVEN GOODWIN
Statesville, N.C.
Covenant
“Yes. It is harder to do, but it is safer.”

JOE BLASS
Lexington, Ky.
U.S. Xpress
“No. They just can’t check all the containers in the ports.”

ALVIN CAMPBELL
Birmingham, Ala.
Builders Transportation
“No. It’ll never be safer.”

GARY SLOTHOWER
Salina, Kan.
Transervice
“It’s gotten worse. The log book revisions haven’t helped. I see just as many guys push it just as hard as they ever did.”

SAM LOYD
Greenville, Miss.
TMC
“Yes, because the rules are stiffer, especially on hazmat.”

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