DPS INSPECTING THOUSANDS OF COMMERCIAL VEHICLES!

STATE POLICE READY TO PULL OVER DELIVERY TRUCKS!

Texas Department of Public Safety troopers and inspectors are scheduled to inspect commercial vehicles throughout the state during Roadcheck 2007, a 72-hour intensive inspection program that runs from June 5 through 7 throughout North America.

DPS Commercial Vehicle Enforcement troopers and noncommissioned inspectors, along with Highway Patrol troopers who have received specialized training in commercial vehicle inspection, will stop thousands of commercial vehicles to inspect safety equipment and check driver log books, driver licenses and endorsements. Inspectors will also look for possible drug or alcohol use.

“We expect to conduct thousands of commercial vehicle inspections during this concentrated inspection period,” said Chief Randall K. Elliston, head of the Texas Highway Patrol. “Roadcheck reminds truckers and commercial vehicle owners to make sure they are meeting safety requirements and their vehicles are in good operating condition. If they’re unsafe, we’ll remove them from the roadways and issue tickets to others as necessary,”

During Roadcheck 2006, inspectors examined 6,124 vehicles in Texas. As a result, troopers removed 1,461 vehicles and 218 drivers from service because of the serious nature of their safety violations.