Connecticut Gov. M. Jodi Rell has another trucking company on her
Rell has asked the state Department of Motor Vehicles to conduct a full
reinspection of Winter Ridge, a trucking company that
made the state’s list of companies with the 25 worst safety records earlier
The North Haven Post reported that Rell made the request following a Dec. 8 wreck involving one of
Winter Ridge’s trucks in which two people were seriously injured.
Winter Ridge had a full fleet inspection in early September as part of
a statewide crackdown on safety violations after a deadly wreck on Avon
Mountain in July.
The Post reported that
the DMV failed all 18 of Winter Ridge’s vehicles, with 11 of them put out of
service. The vehicles were reinspected and put back in service by
In connection with the Dec. 8 wreck, a driver for the company was
charged with failure to perform a proper truck inspection after a trailer
carrying an asphalt roller detached from his rig and went into an oncoming
lane, striking an approaching car.
The passengers of the car were injured and taken to the hospital, but
have since been released.