Company faces FMCSA probe after fatal crash

| 8/18/2006

Federal investigators are taking a close look at a Black River Falls, WI, trucking company following a multi-fatality wreck on the Indiana Toll Road on Aug. 1.

Federal inspectors had already scheduled a top-to-bottom compliance review of the company before the fatal crash.

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration spokesman Duane DeBruyne told Land Line that post-crash reviews are “robust” – but this one will have an “extra element of vigilance given the circumstances.”

FMCSA reports that the company, Millis Transfer, has a better-than-average inspection rating for its vehicles and a slightly worse-than-average rating for its drivers.

A Millis Transfer driver, 57-year-old Clyde Roberts, was one of five people killed when his truck hit a minivan in a construction zone.

– By Reed Black, staff writer