Law Enforcement

Midwest Muscle: Iowa bolsters targeted approach to driver violations

Iowa DOT's high violations-per-inspection ranking, among other data, underscores an increasing focus on driver violations, particularly related to hours of service.

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POLL: Have you successfully fought a traffic (or other) citation?

Whether issued at roadside for a moving violation or an equipment infraction noted in a scale-house, citations can put big stains on your record. Have you ever been successful fighting one or more in court or via administrative procedures?

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If you’re carrying baking soda on the truck …

You might do well to keep it in the original container ... This cautionary tale of team military haulers Gale Griffin and Wendell Harvey's two months in an Arkansas jail, their truck in impound, shows the unreliability of cheap roadside narcotics-ID kits.

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Washington state: Putting the move on moving violations, logs

The one-two combination of hours of service and traffic enforcement packs the biggest punch for Washington State -- with a technology assist.

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Safe Driver Week enforcement spree ongoing this week

Law enforcement agencies across North America will engage in heightened traffic safety enforcement and education aimed at unsafe driving by both commercial motor vehicle drivers and car drivers during the week of Oct. 16-22.

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Weaver of tales, some of them true

Anybody familiar with an ol' boy running out of Arkansas, name of Bill Weaver? He's usually got a guitar with him, and last I saw him, he was hauling Ranger boats with a Freightliner cabover, in and out of Flippin, Arkansas.

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‘Border effect’ on inspections: Update

Among the four states on the U.S.-Mexico border, inspection numbers overall are among the highest in the nation. All four states rank in the top 10 for inspection intensity.

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Supporting the blue at Class 8 on the Lake with Scott Carlson

More than one common thread runs through trucking and law enforcement communities, says Scott Carlson: "It only takes a few people to make all of us look bad." Carlson showed his rig recently in support of the blue.

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Don’t poke the bear

"Sometimes, it's OK to take the skinny roads, but for the love of God, don't slam on brakes for no reason."

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Inspections: Top 10 states where enforcement’s hot

Maryland and California maintain the No. 1 and No. 2 spots atop the list of the most-intense states for total inspections, measured per lane-mile of National Highway System in the state's borders.

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