Inspection Teams Place 211 Trucks, 21 Drivers Out of Service in November
HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania State Police placed 211 trash trucks and 21 drivers out of service during a waste hauler enforcement program conducted on various dates in November, Commissioner Frank E. Pawlowski announced today.
"Pennsylvania is one of the nation's largest importers of trash, and most of these inspections were conducted at landfills and waste transfer stations across the state," Pawlowski said. "State police motor carrier enforcement personnel focused their efforts on identifying safety problems that can lead to crashes."
Pawlowski said personnel inspected 1,521 trash trucks during November and issued 880 traffic citations and 1,609 written warnings. He noted that unsecured loads and brake issues were the most common problems encountered by the inspection teams.
Pawlowski said similar enforcement efforts focusing on trash haulers will be conducted in coming months.
For more information, visit www.psp.state.pa.us or call 717-783-5556.
Media contact: Lt. Myra A. Taylor or 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 citations issued by state police during the month-long program:
- Troop A (Cambria, Indiana, Somerset and Westmoreland counties), 130 inspections; eight vehicles placed out of service; 46 citations;
- Troop B (Allegheny, Fayette, Greene and Washington counties), 124 inspections; 13 vehicles placed out of service; 46 citations;
- Troop C (Clarion, Clearfield, Forest, Elk, Jefferson and McKean counties), 39 inspections; one vehicle placed out of service; eight citations;
- Troop D (Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Lawrence and Mercer counties), 192 inspections; 15 vehicles placed out of service; 44 citations;
- Troop E (Crawford, Erie, Venango and Warren counties), 108 inspections; 23 vehicles placed out of service; 51 citations;
- Troop F (Cameron, Clinton, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Snyder, Union and Tioga counties), 78 vehicles inspected; 10 vehicles placed out of service; 45 citations;
- Troop G (Bedford, Blair, Centre, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata and Mifflin counties), 87 inspections; 10 vehicles placed out of service; 18 citations;
- Troop H (Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Perry and York counties), 123 inspections; 20 vehicles placed out of service; 50 citations;
- Troop J (Chester and Lancaster counties), 73 inspections; 10 vehicles placed out of service; 30 citations;
- Troop K (Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties), 135 inspections; 25 vehicles placed out of service; 122 citations;
- Troop L (Berks, Lebanon and Schuylkill counties), 178 inspections; eight vehicles placed out of service; 31 citations;
- Troop M (Bucks, Lehigh and Northampton counties), 67 inspections; 20 vehicles placed out of service; 59 citations;
- Troop N (Carbon, Columbia, Monroe and part of Luzerne counties), 21 inspections; no vehicles placed out of service; 48 citations;
- Troop P (Bradford, Sullivan, Wyoming and part of Luzerne counties), 24 inspections; nine vehicles placed out of service; 54 citations;
- Troop R (Lackawanna, Pike, Susquehanna and Wayne counties), 83 inspections; 29 vehicles placed out of service; 83 citations;
- Troop T (Pennsylvania Turnpike), 59 inspections; 10 vehicles placed out of service; 145 citations issued.
SOURCE Pennsylvania State Police Department