Trucking company pays millions for crash

| Friday, September 05, 2014

In Nevada, a jury has found a trucking company at fault in a truck-train collision that killed six people, including the truck driver.

The jury ordered John Davis Trucking of Battle Mountain, Nev., to pay more than $4.5 million to Amtrak and the Union Pacific railroad.

The 2011 fiery collision happened on U.S. Highway 95 west of Reno when the truck crashed through the crossing gate and hit an Amtrak passenger train.

Much of the testimony at the trial centered on a National Transportation Safety Board report.

It concluded that John Davis Trucking had disabled the anti-lock brakes on the trailer and that most of the truck’s brake drums were seriously worn.

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