CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 17, 1978
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(Studio) Recent tanker truck explosions and resulting deaths in Spain and Mexico recalled. Lack of regulation of such trucks in United States reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(NYC) Limited federal regulations of trucks carrying hazardous materials detailed. Local and state regulations outlined. Accidents involving tanker trucks in Eagle Pass and Houston, Texas, mentioned; films shown. Trans. Department figs. about such actions in 1977 given. National Trans. Safety Board's recommendations to reduce accident rates listed. [Board spokesperson James KING - discusses idea of national drivers' register.] [National Tank Truck Carriers representative Cliff HARVISON - discusses lack of enforcement of existing regulations.] Trans. Department official's comment on situation quoted.
REPORTER: Richard Roth
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