MMTA: Several Major Truck Crashes in MD on I-68 in Recent Weeks

November 01, 2019 10:57 AM | Brandon Moree (Administrator)

The Maryland Motor Truck Association is working with the Maryland State Police to encourage drivers to use extreme caution when traveling on I-68 near Haystack Mountain approaching Cumberland, MD.  In the last month, there have been 4 significant crashes involving tractor trailers.  Through August 2019 there have also been 19 truck fires on the interstate.  The truck speed limit is 45 mph approaching Cumberland and drops to 40 mph when entering the city.  Numerous signs advise drivers of the steep 6% downhill grade.   State Police have inspected over 47,000 trucks at the nearby Finzel weigh station this year and are aggressively monitoring truck speeds to curb the spike in truck incidents.  We urge our members to share this important safety message with as many drivers as possible. 

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