(Above: L-R Lt. Craig Cummings from Texas DPS, Lt. Julie Zogg of HPD, Sgt. Chapel Love of HPD and Capt. David Verastegui, of Texas DPS. Photo: Abner Fletcher, Houston Public Media)
We've talked about various aspects of driving in Houston, including a conversation back in September 2014 about a Houston Chronicle investigation looking at a surge in fatal accidents in Texas tied back to the oil and gas energy. However, we haven't had a conversation focused on the rules and regulations of truck drivers in Texas.
We examine how truck drivers and their companies are regulated on Texas highways and the safety concerns between how cars and trucks interact on the roads.
Our guests are: Sgt. Chapel Love, Truck Enforcement Unit with Houston Police Department, Capt. David Verastegui, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Service for the Texas Department of Public Safety in Region 2, and John Esparza, president and CEO of the Texas Trucking Association.