Trucker Called Out on Social Media After CMV Inspector Makes ‘Explosive’ Discovery
Chatham County, GA — A trucker received multiple citations after he was caught hauling an unsecured load of explosives bound for Utah last week.
A spokesperson for the Georgia Department of Public Safety (GaDPS) told Transportation Nation Network (TNN) the incident took place on Tuesday, November 16, on Interstate 95 near mile marker 102 near Savannah.
The truck was stopped for an inspection, where it was discovered the driver was transporting class 1.4 explosives.
According to officials, the load of explosives was unsecured.
While GaDPS did not specify what exactly the explosives were, class 1.4 consists of explosive that present a minor blast hazard, such as common fireworks, empty primed grenades and some small arms ammunition.
In addition to the unsecured load, the driver had no Hazmat endorsement, shipping paper or placards, GaDPS stated.
The driver — whose identity was withheld — had departed from Savannah and was traveling to Utah at the time of the incident, GaDPS told TNN.
Both the truck and driver were placed out-of-service.
The driver was cited for Unsecured Load and No Hazmat Endorsement.
GaDPS took to social media this week to make an example out of this trucker and commend law enforcement on the stop.
See the post below.