"ROADCHECK" * USA: TRUCKS INSPECTIONS
* Texas - Authorities put 22.5% of CMVs OOS during Roadcheck
The Texas Department of Public Safety says it inspected 7,795 commercial motor vehicles as part of Roadcheck 2016, the national inspection initiative held annually aimed at enhancing commercial motor vehicle safety. The three-day inspection effort spanned from June 7-9, and included DPS commercial vehicle enforcement troopers, specially trained Highway Patrol troopers and civilian inspectors... Approximately 22.5 percent (1,751) of the 18-wheelers, buses and other commercial vehicles inspected were placed out of service for a variety of safety violations until appropriate repairs could be made... Issues with brakes and defective vehicle lighting were among the most common infractions that led to out-of-service violations... Additionally, drivers were checked for compliance with state and federal laws, and 224 drivers were placed out of service... Among the violations were failing to have the proper type of driver license for the vehicle being driven, improper logging of duty time, and driving over the maximum number of hours... In all, DPS issued 1,972 citations and more than 20,446 warnings...
(Photo - The annual operation is called International Roadcheck. An operation near Texas Motor Speedway stopped a truck) -- Austin, TXS, USA - The Trucker News Services - 30 June 2016