100-plus truckers pulled off So. Arizona roads

2013-03-06T14:11:00Z 2013-03-06T14:16:41Z 100-plus truckers pulled off So. Arizona roadsKimberly Matas Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
March 06, 2013 2:11 pm  • 

More than 100 commercial truck drivers were pulled off the road last week in a two-day effort to make driving safer on Interstate 10.

In a joint effort between the Arizona Department of Public Safety and the Arizona Department of Transportation, 826 commercial vehicle inspections were conducted Feb. 27 and 28 on Interstate 10 between the Arizona-New Mexico border and the Maricopa-Pinal county line, according to a DPS news release.

Most of the 109 drivers were taken out of service because they were found in violation of driving hours, DPS said. Equipment violations, including problems with brakes, lamps, steering, suspension, tires and wheel, as well as safe loading violations caused 44 trucks to be taken off the road.

Officers from DPS and the Oro Valley and Marana police departments, as well as ADOT personnel, were involved in the inspections. Officers conducted both stationary and roving commercial motor vehicle inspections and traffic enforcement. They also offered a public training program in an effort to prevent commercial vehicle collisions.

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