Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Texas Officials Unveil Truck Inspection Facility Along I-10

New truck inspection station in Seguin, Texas The inspection station includes a platform scale spanning 90 feet that allows inspectors to weigh an entire truck at once. (Texas Department of Public Safety via Facebook)

The Texas Department of Public Safety has opened a technologically advanced truck inspection facility in Seguin, which straddles Interstate 10.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 14, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Carriers Invest in Inspection Strategies, Tools

Inspection A Smokey Point employee and truck. (Smokey Point Distributing)

Motor carriers are investing in training, technology and ongoing education to help ensure their drivers conduct thorough pre- and post-trip inspections, which are essential for complying with federal safety standards and minimizing vehicle downtime.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
June 11, 2019

Editorial: The Value of Zero

Mathematics started tens of thousands of years ago because Stone Age people needed to count what they had, or wanted, or even what they had lost. At the start, there was no need to formally quantify the concept of nothing, or zero. At some point, though, a clever person came up with the idea of zero and it revolutionized the use of numbers.

July 17, 2017
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Experts Say Inspection System Should Have Room to Give Credit for No Violations

truck inspection DOT Readiness Group

For years, truckers have been complaining that inspectors do not always submit reports to federal regulators giving them credit for no violations or “clean” roadside inspections.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
July 13, 2017

USDA Seeks Massive Fee on Truck-Borne Imports

The U.S. Agriculture Department has proposed recouping costs associated with animal and plant inspections by raising fees for all truck-borne imports by 205%.

May 12, 2014

Officials Seek More Traffic Enforcement For Trucks to Reduce Highway Crashes

Traffic-enforcement inspections of trucks have been dwindling in recent years, even though safety officials say they are particularly useful in reducing highway crashes.

January 27, 2014

FMCSA Near Goal for Pilot Program Inspections

The Federal Motor Carrier Administration said it is near the number of inspections needed to evaluate the safety of its Mexican border pilot program, but it remains far below the target number of carriers.

November 18, 2013