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Saturday, April 11, 2009

PA State Police Place 243 Trucks Out of Service

C.R.A.S.H. Teams Inspect Commercial Vehicles on Non-Interstate Pennsylvania Roads

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania state police personnel placed 243 trucks out of service during a one-day enforcement effort that focused on inspecting commercial vehicles along rural roads and non-interstate highways in Pennsylvania, Commissioner Frank E. Pawlowski reported today.

The Commercial Motor Vehicle Commonwealth Rural Roads and State Highways detail, or C.R.A.S.H., was conducted April 7 by members of state police motor carrier enforcement teams.

Pawlowski said 1,258 commercial vehicles were inspected. In addition to placing 243 vehicles out of service, state police issued 791 traffic citations and 1,917 written warnings for vehicle and driver violations.

"Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration statistics show that more than 50 percent of commercial motor vehicle crashes and fatalities in Pennsylvania occur in rural areas and on non-interstate highways," Pawlowski said. "Our goal is to make all of our roads safer."


Anonymous said...

about time!!! This is an issue and always has been!

J. B. Trucker said...

It may be an issue, but make sure you don't bitch about higher prices on the goods you buy at the grocery stores now......

Anonymous said...

Raise prices to make sure the commercial trucks are safe and not killing anyone... I'll take it.

Anonymous said...

You are so right JB Trucker!

Anonymous said...

Commercial drivers and their trucks are a heck of a lot safer on the rural roads of PA than most of the vehicles with non C.D.L. drivers!

Lets have a crack down on pickup trucks and cars in the near future and see who's vehicles and drivers are not road worthy!

Bet the number will be higher! And if they don't that tells me it is for state revenue and not safety to all that use the roads!

Solomon's words for the wise said...

Fines for truckers can run thousands of dollars. PA is in the hole by billions. It would take 100 car fines to equal a few truck fines.

Anonymous said...

To Ticket and Fine

Not to Protect and Serve

Sick of it

Mad Mike said...

Last blog, you are exactly correct! We pretty much live in a "police state" here in Potter county. You people who complain about trucks ought to see what these fellas have to go through to be legal in this state or New York state. The laws are extremely stringent and designed so that commercial trucks are bound to fail one of their thousand-point checks. Another cog in the rural money machine.

Rep. Chick said...

You are so right Solomon's...with that much more paper work I do not think the state boys will rush right out and make our roads safer for all now will they?!

Target the big rigs and put more of a financial strain on the companies?...ya that sounds like Potter County!

Anonymous said...

good to know that there more worried about a light out or someone driving eleven and a half hours instead of eleven hours when they should be more worried about how much dope came down from buffallo this week think they would do a little something more about keeping streets clean rather than picking on a bunch of broke truckers

Anonymous said...

I guess it has been awhile for them Only fair that the “State Boys” take their turn in getting the backlash of doing their job from all you folks.

Anonymous said...

If they are truely doing their job then they would get the uninsured and non registered vehicles off the roads so we will all be safer!

Targeting truckers is $$$$$ not safety I do not care what they say!