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TX DPS Cracks Down on Eagle Ford Truck Traffic

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Ramona Roberts5 years ago

The Texas Department of Transportation (DPS) is launching a month-long campaign to make travel safer within the Eagle Ford Shale Play by cutting down on commercial truck accidents. The four-week enforcement action focuses on commercial truck inspections- so far 400 trucks were inspected, leaving 40 of them out of service due to violations.

Eagle Ford Shale Play Traffic Accidents

The economic boom in drilling for oil and natural gas in Eagle Ford Shale has proved very profitable, but has also caused some unexpected problems- namely an increase in traffic accidents in and around the shale play.

According to published reports, the towns that make up the Eagle Ford Shale Play asked the state for help in handling the major increase of truck traffic. Not only are the heavy work trucks being blamed for the deterioration of the roads; they are also being cited as a cause for the spike of fatal accidents involving commercial vehicles in the area. A recent article published in the Houston Chronicle cited several reasons for the increase in accidents, including:

  • Fatigued drivers
  • Unfamiliar roads
  • Roadway damage

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