GardaWorld built an armored truck empire. But in its rush to grow, the company took shortcuts that put unsafe trucks and error-prone drivers on the road, our investigative team found.
The company has spent so little on maintenance that its trucks have often lacked reliable brakes, seat belts or even seats. It gave drivers barely any training, pressured them to work at a frantic pace and let some keep driving as they crashed again and again.
The result has been armored trucks hurtling out of control in communities across America — swerving into traffic, plunging into ditches and smashing into cars.
We spent a year digging into the company. Click one of these links for more: