Two-day blitz places 109 drivers out of service

| March 07, 2013

Arizona DPS shoulder patchArizona’s Feb. 27-28 “Operation Southern Shield,” an inspection blitz conducted on I-10 between the Maricopa/Pinal County line to the Arizona/ New Mexico border, resulted in 826 inspections and a total of 109 drivers placed out of service. The majority of those drivers, said the Arizona Department of Public Safety, were sidelined for log violations, with just 11 cited for either driving with suspended licenses and or otherwise disqualified from operating commercial trucks.

Vehicle-related infractions — including brake, light, steering, suspension, tire and securement  violations — placed 44 trucks out of service during the blitz.

The effort was a collaboration between Arizona DPS and enforcement and compliance division of the state Department of Transportation. The agencies also conducted a public training program in an effort to prevent commercial vehicle collisions, setting up booths at the Triple T Truck Stop in Tucson and the Wal-Mart parking lot in Marana, Ariz. Agents provided commercial drivers, as the general public, educational materials and answered questions concerning a number of related issues. Some of the programs focused on the dangers of driving in blind spots and too close to commercial vehicles, seatbelt usage, the “Move Over” law and log book and equipment-related issues. More than 150 people, including truckers, attended these sessions, DPS said.

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  • Jammer

    This Government is hell bound on killing the trucking Industry, in the name of safety. It’s all a bunch of horse shit!!! All the rules that are piled on us, that do nothing but hurt this Industry, and the FMCSA don’t care about it. It’s all about the money, not in the name of safety. It’s alright for a four-wheeler to drive around us,and themselves like it’s NASCAR, and we are looked at as the bad guy/gals. ENOUGH!!! I still have some kinda pride left. If I’m tired, I stop and take a nap, no matter what time it is. DON’T CARE!! I am taking on-line collage courses and I’m selling my truck,after over 27yrs of driving, I’m out. These steering wheel holders can have this crap!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ghkghfglyuhgfvlhyugl Mark Edgemon

    It time piss on the fire and call the dogs. Will the last driver plz turn power off to the diesel pumps!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1269137418 Mike Jones

    Yep..not worth the headaches today…and getting WORSE!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1269137418 Mike Jones

    That is sensible……driving truck is rediculous today.

  • Good Luck Charlie.

    Wen you get trapped in these road side inspections they are only after one thing your money. They use every little rule and new regulations to find a reason to issue a citation to you, or your company. Most cops break every rule in the book, speeding, lights on for donut stops, impatient driving on wrong side of street, run red lights left turn signals, and rolling stops. Talking on the phone. They always have new cars, latest radar equipment and ever other dream they can get their politician to write into law and pass with their buddies. Special INTERESTS, go to court late etc etc etc. It all means one thing you have to abide law and they don’t. If you have no money in bank to pay bills your checks bounce, at bank fee of $34. each. A state writes unlimited billions in checks for expenses without revenue. CA raises license fees, no grace periods and you take it, lose it or just surrender to the system. Political people are worse than bank robbers. Every state is broke, citizens are the losers and the feds spend our hard earned money for other countries ammunition which they don’t ask for and don’t want in the first place. USA people starving, children homeless, education in shambles. Obama uses Air Force One like a taxi cab at $400 K an hour. When are we going to stand up, throw out every political person over 4 years and take country back. Why do we deserve to pay for others to benefit at our expense. Time to stand up for America at home. IT IS WAY PAST DUE…….PEOPLE NEED TO VOTE
    otherwise we are the losers.

  • bigred

    I doubt you have driven a truck even one day as you sound like the typical safety director for one of the large companies,,,,,You can sure smell a rat out teresa…No driver of 20 years says what you just said about pissing and moaning truck drivers, so stop trying to baffle us with your bullshit,

  • bigred

    Teresa,,,you said 20 years in the other post,,,,now make up your mind, honey,,,,,safety isn`t what this is alll about lady,,

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