bill that would require annual checks of all Texas truckdrivers
and impose new penalties for companies with unsafe vehicles has
measure, which previously passed the Senate, failed to make it out
of a House committee before the session ended June 2.
required that a person seeking a job as a commercial driver provide
the trucking company or employer with detailed information for the
10 years prior to the date of application. Failure to provide such
information or falsifying the information would be a Class C misdemeanor.
the bill, a driver’s company or employer could be fined $100,000
if someone is killed as a result of criminally negligent conduct
involving inspection, maintenance or operation of a tractor-trailer.