Almost one-third of commercial tractor-trailers pulled over in Wise County this week for a spot check failed inspections and were taken out of service, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. This is yet another reminder that many semi-trucks driving on Dallas-Fort Worth area roads could pose serious hazards to local drivers.
According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, state troopers conducted inspections of gravel trucks as well as many other semi-trucks near the intersection of U.S. 380 and U.S. 287 in Decatur. On Wednesday, the group pulled over 160 vehicles at the Wise County stop, and took 56 vehicles out of service for a variety of mechanical problems. Three drivers were taken out of service for irregularities, such as log book violations or a lack of an up-to-date medical card. On Thursday, another 197 semi-trucks were pulled over, and 54 of them were taken out of service, he said. Eight semi-truck drivers were taken out of service for irregularities, including two arrested for outstanding warrants.
The fact that so many semi-trucks were defective is a frightening but unfortunately all too common problem. Such defects are often a cause in semi-truck accidents. If you or a family member were injured in a car wreck or semi-truck accident, you should immediately visit with a personal injury attorney.
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