'Roadcheck 2007'

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

COLBERT, Okla. -- As more people hit the road for summer trips, truck drivers are receiving their annual inspections.

State troopers nationwide are conducting “Roadcheck 2007” at weigh stations across the country, including the station near Colbert on the Oklahoma border.

Troopers say large commercial vehicles are selected at random and are checked for safety features like brakes and seat belt function.

"We’re just out here to ensure the general safety of commercial motor vehicles and to ensure the motoring public is also safe," said Bryan Harris of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

The inspections run through June 8th.

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  • by midniteryder Location: Sherman on Jun 10, 2007 at 12:54 AM
    What you say may be true for company drivers, but what about the owner-operators? They are directly responsible for the rigs they're driving, and should be on top of any safety issues. If they are, good for them. If not, no tears from me if they get snagged in an inspection- I'd rather an unsafe truck be kept off the road until it's made safe to drive again, rather than let it loose, with possibly disastrous results.
  • by anom Location: durant on Jun 6, 2007 at 03:35 PM
    I think this is a good thing. It keeps all of us that are in 4-wheelers a little safer. My husband is a truck driver and it is nice to know that he is in a safe truck! Just don't be too hard on those with violations because 9 times out of 10, it is the company's fault that the truck is not safe and not the drivers.
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