Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Guardrail Maker Wins Reversal of $663 Million Judgment

A pick-up truck hits the end of a guardrail head on during a slight angle crash test at Karco Engineering safety testing facility in Adelanto, Calif. Kevork Djansezian/Bloomberg News

Guardrail maker Trinity Industries Inc. won’t have to pay a $663 million judgment that was awarded in a whistle-blower lawsuit alleging the company defrauded the U.S. government with a faulty highway guardrail safety system.

Margaret Cronin Fisk and Chris Dolmetsch | Bloomberg News
October 3, 2017
Business, Logistics

Trinity Industries Must Pay $663 Million in Guardrail Defect Case

Patrick G. Lee/Bloomberg News

Trinity Industries Inc., maker of a highway guardrail safety system tied to at least nine deaths, must pay $663 million for defrauding the U.S. government.

Patrick G. Lee | Bloomberg News
June 10, 2015
Government, Business, Logistics

Guardrail Review Revamped by Federal Highway Administration

Patrick G. Lee/Bloomberg News

The Federal Highway Administration tightened its review process for highway guardrails and other roadside devices, making the first major changes since questions about the safety of a Trinity Industries Inc. system emerged in 2012.

Patrick G Lee | Bloomberg News
May 19, 2015
Business, Logistics

Guardrail Maker Defrauded US of $175 Million and Created Hazard, Jury Says

Trinity Industries Inc.

Secret changes by Trinity Industries Inc. to its guardrail systems were found by a jury to have cheated the U.S. government, exposing the company to $1 billion in liability and sending shares plummeting as states question the safety of the product.

Bloomberg News
October 21, 2014