Trucks Yanked Off the Road after Surprise Inspections

By June 12, 2008Highway Safety

Thirty-nine dangerous trucks were taken off the road last week after the Nebraska State Patrol conducted surprise inspections in Grand Island.
Troopers pulled over commercial trucks at six sites on June 11. The aim was to inspect in-town trucks that rarely, if ever, go through weigh stations. Trucks were inspected to ensure they complied with weight and size restrictions, that equipment was in good working order and that valid permits had been secured.
Of the 87 trucks inspected, the highway patrol uncovered 291 violations. Thirty-nine trucks were taken out of service and will not be allowed to return until the problems are fixed. Troopers also issued over $10,000 in fines.
These inspections play an extremely important role in the effort to make sure the roads are safe for motorists, motorcyclists and pedestrians. Mechanical problems and shifting loads are to blame for causing ten percent of all deadly crashes involving trucks.
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