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February 23, 1978 (vol. 88, iss. 120) • Page Image 1

…'U' study confirms dangers of tandem tankers By GERALDbTIMMIS Preliminary studies by the University's Highway Safety Research Institute have con- firmed that double bottom tankersbtend to wander and flip over, but they can be made safer with a few minor design changes. Several recent dramatic double bottom tanker crashes in Southeast Michigan have stirred up a heated controversy on the safety of the big rigs. Robert Ervin, director of the stu...…

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