Truckers are Safe on Ohio Roads

POSTED BY: News Department
Friday, June 8, 2001 - 04:53 PM
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The State Highway Patrol says truckers on Ohio roadways are driving safely. International Road Check 2001, was earlier this week. Patrol officers did random checks on drivers and the mechanical conditions of trucks and buses. Inspections cover everything from brakes, to wheels and even windshield wipers. Locally, 62 vehicles were checked on I-70 in Guernsey County and the results are in. Sergeant Terry Requardt said over the 72-hour inspection period, 27 vehicles were placed out of services. The most common vehicle defect was brakes out of alignment. He said 6 drivers were placed out of service, mostly for not updating their logbooks, or for driving beyond the allowed period of time. Requardt felt the road check showed positive results and the numbers represent the professionalism of the trucking industry. Over 500 locations across the continent participated in International Road Check 2001, which is sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance.

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