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I-75 accidents prompt shutdown of Georgia trucking firm

Such violations have led to several accidents during the past nine months, FMCSA said. Among them, last October a Prudential driver pulled over on the right shoulder of I-20 in Douglas County because of overheated brakes, the order states. "While waiting for the brakes to cool, the driver fell asleep and another vehicle collided with the Prudential vehicle. The Prudential driver was cited for parking in a prohibited place."

Note that Gov. Deal recently said he planned to spend $10 million to improve enforcement of commercial vehicles near Savannah.

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Lois Norder is Senior Editor for Investigations in the newsroom at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.