LANDOVER, Md. — The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance kicked off its 72-hour 2012 “Roadcheck” safety event Tuesday at FedEx Field here, with Maryland State Police inspectors pulling hundreds of trucks of all shapes and sizes off nearby Interstate 495 for comprehensive inspections.
Other than the usual brake lights or tail light violations, inspectors put trucks out of service for more serious equipment violations, caught one driver who admitted to smoking a marijuana cigarette an hour before the inspection and arrested another on an outstanding warrant, said Capt. Norman Dofflemyer, a division commander for the Maryland State Police.
The emphasis at this year’s Roadcheck event, estimated to include 10,000 inspectors at locations throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, is on brake and hours-of-service violations, CVSA said.