PA State Police: Teams Inspect Nearly 1,300 Waste Haulers in May

180 Trucks, 18 Drivers Placed Out of Service; 564 Citations Issued

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Inspections of commercial waste haulers last month resulted in more than 500 traffic citations issued and 180 trucks and 18 drivers were placed out of service, Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan announced today.

"State police motor carrier enforcement teams worked with safety inspectors from the Department of Environmental Protection," Noonan said. "The inspections were conducted at landfills and waste transfer stations across the state and focused on the identification of safety defects that can lead to crashes."

Noonan said the teams conducted 1,298 inspections of waste haulers in May, resulting in 564 traffic citations and 1,408 written warnings. Unsafe brakes and improperly secured loads were among problems the inspection teams found.

"Personnel also weighed 3,546 waste trucks to determine their compliance with state vehicle weight restrictions, resulting in the issuance of 12 additional traffic citations," Noonan said.

For more information, visit www.psp.state.pa.us or call 717-783-5556.

Media contact: Jack J. Lewis, 717-783-5556.

Editor's Note:  Following is a breakdown, by state police troop area, of the number of inspections conducted; number of vehicles placed out of service; and numbers of citations and warnings issued by state police during May:

  • Troop A (Cambria, Indiana, Somerset and Westmoreland counties), 80 inspections; 11 vehicles placed out of service; one driver placed out of service; 31 citations; 125 warnings.
  • Troop B (Allegheny, Fayette, Greene and Washington counties), 123 inspections; 22 vehicles placed out of service; one driver placed out of service; 57 citations; 214 warnings.
  • Troop C (Clarion, Clearfield, Forest, Elk, Jefferson and McKean counties), 70 inspections; three vehicles placed out of service; one driver placed out of service; 12 citations; 91 warnings.
  • Troop D (Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Lawrence and Mercer counties), 239 inspections; six vehicles placed out of service; no drivers placed out of service; 33 citations; 76 warnings.
  • Troop E (Crawford, Erie, Venango and Warren counties), 87 inspections; 21 vehicles placed out of service; two drivers placed out of service; 45 citations; 104 warnings.
  • Troop F (Cameron, Clinton, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Snyder, Union and Tioga counties), 92 vehicles inspected; 16 vehicles placed out of service; two placed drivers out of service; 78 citations; 116 warnings.
  • Troop G (Bedford, Blair, Centre, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata and Mifflin counties), 47 inspections; five vehicles placed out of service; no drivers placed out of service; seven citations; 46 warnings.
  • Troop H (Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Perry and York counties), 67 inspections; 17 vehicles placed out of service; no drivers placed out of service; 32 citations; 80 warnings.
  • Troop J (Chester and Lancaster counties), 85 inspections; 16 vehicles placed out of service; no drivers placed out of service; 30 citations; 91 warnings.
  • Troop K (Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties), 135 inspections; 15 vehicles placed out of service; two drivers placed out of service; 69 citations; 115 warnings.
  • Troop L (Berks, Lebanon and Schuylkill counties), 92 inspections; five vehicles placed out of service; no drivers placed out of service; seven citations; 64 warnings.
  • Troop M (Bucks, Lehigh and Northampton counties), 85 inspections; 20 vehicles placed out of service; five drivers placed out of service; 68 citations; 132 warnings.
  • Troop N did not participate.
  • Troop P (Bradford, Sullivan, Wyoming and part of Luzerne counties), 21 inspections; five vehicles placed out of service; one driver placed out of service; 36 citations; 11 warnings.
  • Troop R (Lackawanna, Pike, Susquehanna and Wayne counties), 75 inspections; 18 vehicles placed out of service; three drivers placed out of service; 59 citations; 144 warnings.
  • Troop T (Pennsylvania Turnpike) did not participate.

SOURCE Pennsylvania State Police Department



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