Warning: sinkholes ahead

| 2/12/2009

On top of all the other challenges that truckers face these days, including the collapsing economy, there appears to be a new one: collapsing pavement.

In St. Louis, MO, a tractor-trailer fell into a sinkhole Wednesday morning, Feb. 11. Actually, the back of the cab and the front of the trailer sank about three or four feet when the pavement gave way in an industrial area.

And on Feb. 3, in Park Ridge, IL, the rear wheels of a city fire truck fell into a sinkhole as firefighters were responding to an alarm.

In New York City, a tanker truck fell into a 3-foot-deep sinkhole on Feb. 9. And in Philadelphia, a city water truck dropped its back end into a sinkhole two weeks ago.