The Trucker
March, 2000

State Finds Problems with Trucking

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- State inspectors have found multiple problems over the past year with a small Port Orchard trucking company whose truck triggered a fatal accident on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, a television station reported.

One person died on March 8 when the left front wheel came off a 36-year-old Kenworth logging truck, forcing a propane tanker to swerve.  The tanker ran over a car, killing the car's driver.

The truck is owned by Burley Creek Trucking of Port Orchard.  Since March 1998, eight state inspections have found five problems serious enough to pull the company's trucks off the road, KING TV reported.