102 vehicles placed out of service during Arizona enforcement blitz

Updated Nov 6, 2023
Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper talking to truck driver
Arizona Department of Public Safety

Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers and Arizona Department of Transportation Enforcement and Compliance Division officers with the Arizona Commercial Vehicle Safety Partnership conducted a three-day enforcement operation at ports of entry and across Interstate 40 in northern Arizona from Tuesday, Oct. 17 through Thursday, Oct. 19.

During this operation, AZDPS and ADOT inspectors stopped 639 commercial motor vehicles and conducted inspections to ensure compliance with state and federal motor carrier safety regulations.

Throughout the inspection event:

  • 102 vehicles were placed out of service
  • 97 drivers were placed out of service
  • 1,779 driver/vehicle examination report violations were noted

Among the most common violations were:

  • failure to properly secure loads
  • brakes out of adjustment
  • falsifying logbooks
  • operating a CMV without a valid commercial driver’s license

Troopers and officers will continue working to educate CMV operators and the general public about the importance of safe operation in and around commercial vehicles, according to a statement from the agencies.

The ACVSP is comprised of AZDPS Commercial Vehicle Enforcement troopers and ADOT Enforcement and Compliance Division officers. The mission of the ACVSP is to ensure safe, secure, and efficient commercial transport across Arizona.