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

In a joint effort by the Arizona Departments of Public Safety and 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, the DPS said in a 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 wheels, as well as safe-loading violations, caused 44 trucks to be taken off the road.

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