Roadcheck 2009 targets 18-wheelers starting today - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/2/09

Roadcheck 2009 targets 18-wheelers starting today

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Commercial motor vehicles such as 18-wheelers will come under extra scrutiny this week during Roadcheck 2009, a 72-hour intensive inspection program that runs from June 2 through 4 throughout North America.

Authorities 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.

During Roadcheck 2008, DPS inspectors examined 5,824 vehicles in Texas. As a result, troopers removed 1,435 vehicles and 178 drivers from service because of the serious nature of their safety violations.

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