Eye On Olympia

FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2007, 10:21 A.M.

Tracking — and getting off the road — problem truckers…

Two years after two seismologists were killed when huge logs tumbled off a speeding and overloaded logging truck, the House of Representatives has approved a bill to launch a tracking system for large trucks, with safety violations added to the same database now used to track interstate rigs. Carriers that are "a risk to public safety" could be booted off the road by the State Patrol until they fix the problems.

The bill is named after Tony Qamar and Daniel Johnson, killed Oct. 4, 2005.

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