Hundreds of Trucks Taken off Georgia Roads for Safety Violations

June 13, 2008

Georgia officials grounded 245 commercial trucks as part of a 72-hour inspection effort.

The Motor Carrier Compliance Division of the Georgia Department of Public Safety conducted the inspections between June 3 and June 5.

Public Safety Commmissioner Col. Bill Hitchens said officers inspected 1,466 commercial vehicles during the program. He says safety inspections are designed to locate trucks with safety defects and remove them from the highways before crashes occur.

The inspections were part of Roadcheck 2008, a joint effort of commercial vehicle inspectors in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

Compliance Division Chief Mark McLeod says the most common violation for 122 drivers cited was the hours of service they could be on the roads. The most common vehicle violations were with brake adjustments and the brake system.

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