AUSTIN (AP) - The Texas Department of Public Service removed
more than 1,400 commercial vehicles from roadways for equipment
violations during a three-day crackdown.
DPS today announced results of the June 3-5 review dubbed
Commercial vehicle enforcement troopers inspected 5,824
vehicles, removing 1,435 from service because of safety violations.
Violations included 911 trucks that needed brake adjustments,
564 with brake system problems and hundreds more with light
malfunctions or tire problems.
Troopers also removed 178 drivers from the road, 122 of them for
Others were cited for false log violations, expired licenses,
drug or alcohol violations and seat belt violations.
Last year, troopers removed 1,659 vehicles and 259 drivers from
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