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Beware of big trucks

Recently, I passed three separate coal transport trucks on I-70 (east of Salina) and one more on state Route 10 to Castle Dale (all the same company). Each time my vehicle was pelted by coal fragments large enough to chip and crack my windshield and chip my hood in several places.

A phone call to the transport company revealed that their organization would assume no liability. I called the Utah Highway Patrol, and they indicated I would have to take the transport company to court to obtain payment for damages. With a $500 insurance deductible, I will be the one paying the bill.

It seems unfortunate that we allow a large trucking company to use our highways without holding them responsible. I suggest travelers stay away from that section of I-70 and S.R. 10 through Emery and Castle Dale.

Mark Wade

Santa Clara