Congressman Backs Plan to Increase Insurance Truckers Must Carry
LACKAWANNA COUNTY, Pa. -- Our highways are crowded with tractor-trailers, and the big rigs are getting larger. Congressman Matt Cartwright says the combination is leading to more serious injuries in truck crashes, and he's calling for a steep increase in the insurance liability truckers carry. Truckers say higher insurance costs mean we'll pay more for almost everything we buy, and a Republican group claims Matt Cartwright's ties to personal injury law make this proposed law a conflict of interest for the Democratic congressman.