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164 Commercial Drivers placed out of service following three-day special Northern Arizona Enforcement Detail

1,249 commercial motor vehicles inspected during “Operation Roadcheck”

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 -

Flagstaff — Seventy-eight commercial motor vehicle (CMV) enforcement officers stopped and inspected 1,249 commercial vehicles between June 3 and June 5, 2014, in and around the Flagstaff area along I-40 as part of a national traffic safety program called “ Operation Roadcheck.”

During the course of the detail, officers placed 164 drivers out of service and a total of 160 vehicles out of service. Officers found a number of logbook violations and licensing violations while many other drivers had well-exceeded federal standards for hours behind the wheel. Many vehicles were taken off the road for equipment violations.

DPS provided Driver Awareness Regulation Training (DART) to 293 drivers, spoke to upwards of 400 citizens on the importance of sharing the road with CMV’s and presented the “Teens and Trucks” program to 25 students at the Coconino High School in Flagstaff.

DPS also hosted 75 representatives from the commercial vehicle industry in order to observe enforcement efforts.

Among those participating in Operation “Roadcheck,” were 60 DPS officers, 11 Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) officers, three Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration inspectors, three Pinal County Sheriff’s deputies and one Apache Junction Police officer.

Roadcheck is a national initiative that involves approximately 10,000 commercial motor vehicle (CMV) enforcement trained officers blanketing the U.S. highways to prevent CMV and bus crashes.