Early Monday morning, a tractor trailer carrying steel beams slammed into a toll booth on the George Washington Bridge in New York City, spilling beams across four lanes of the upper level of the bridge. Luckily, no one was in the toll booth at the time of the truck accident, but the wreck caused substantial traffic delays.
At the time of the latest news reports, there was as yet no word on what caused the accident. However, the commercial driver and the trucking company he works for were cited for failure to secure his load, along with several other traffic or regulatory violations. Commercial truck drivers and hauling companies are federally regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which holds truckers and trucking companies to a higher standard than ordinary drivers.