In California, almost anyone can get a commercial trucking license:
Tahir Sheikh Fakhar, 56, was killed when his truck went over the northern side of the S-curve at 3:30 a.m. Monday and plunged 200 feet to Yerba Buena Island.
Court documents show one citation on Fakhar’s driving record, a 1994 ticket issued in Fresno for driving a big rig faster than 55 mph. Department of Motor Vehicles officials say their records also show that Fakhar was in a wreck Sept. 25, 2008, in Stockton, in which he was found to be most at fault. Stockton police and the CHP did not have details Tuesday.
Fakhar had a valid commercial license as well as a hazardous materials permit.