CASPER, Wyo — The Wyoming Highway Patrol (WHP) announced Monday it will participate in the “nation’s biggest commercial carrier enforcement blitz” May 4-6.
“This blitz will focus on hours of service and lighting violations,” WHP said.
“According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the lighting violation “lamps inoperable” (Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations 393.9) was the number one vehicle violation in fiscal 2020, accounting for approximately 12.24% of all vehicle violations discovered that year,” WHP said.
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The release added that during last year’s International Road Check, the top driver out-of-service violation category in North America was hours of service, “accounting for 34.7% of all driver out-of-service conditions.”
Truck drivers who are hauling COVID-19 vaccine shipments will NOT be held up for inspection unless there is a major safety violation.
“The Wyoming Highway Patrol is glad to be a part of such an important safety initiative,”said WHP Commercial Captain Dan Wyrick in the release.
“We strive to provide education to drivers and carriers on an ongoing basis,” Wyrick said.
WHP also reminds motor carriers and drivers of the importance of “proactive vehicle maintenance and driver readiness” in keeping roadways safe.