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Texas Inspection Finding Unsafe Trucks

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 09:47 PM CDT

Increased commercial vehicle inspections are keeping unsafe 18-wheelers off the road in Fort Worth.

Fort Worth Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer Robert Mills says he’s seen an increase in the number of trucks on the road, many of which are unsafe.

To combat this, Fort Worth has increased inspections of big trucks over the last eight months. Inspections include load securement, general condition of the truck and the driving habits of the truck driver, says Miller.

Fort Worth Commercial Vehicle Enforcement says that Fort Worth is using federal grants to increase truck inspections by 25 percent. They say in the eight months since the increase, commercial vehicle crashes are down by nine percent.

Miller says that although any loss of life is devastating, progress has been made.

“Fort Worth has had three fatalities involving commercial vehicles this calendar year. Compared to last year at this time, we had seven. So any decrease we’re proud of,” he says.

Texas Inspection Finding Unsafe Trucks



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