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Annual inspection blitz comes to an end

Arizonans might be interested in the fact that an annual inspection blitz that is held during the summer each year for large commercial trucks was conducted from June 6 to June 8. The annual event is focused on different regulatory issues concerning the safety of large trucks and their drivers.

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance conducts the annual international road check inspection each year during the month of June. This year's campaign was focused on checking for violations of load securement rules, but the inspectors also look for other violations as well. Truck drivers may be found to be in violation if their loads are able to shift or are improperly secured. They might also be found to be in violation if their tie-downs are damaged or worn out.

The inspectors conduct more inspections during the annual blitzes, and they can issue trucks and truck drivers out of service. In 2016, 9.080 trucks were placed out of service as were 1,436 drivers for safety violations and other problems such as logbook violations, driving hours violations or drunk or drugged driving.

Because of how large they are and their weights, large trucks have the potential to cause serious injuries and deaths when they cause motor vehicle accidents. Injured victims of truck accidents may be left with permanently diminished qualities of life and permanent disabilities requiring round-the-clock care. Victims of negligent truck drivers and the estates of people who are killed might benefit by meeting with experienced personal injury lawyers. Attorneys may offer honest assessments about whether or not the people have valid claims. If the lawyers agree to accept the cases, they may aggressively advocate for their clients in order to try to recover the maximum amounts that are possible for their clients. This is so the plaintiffs may be adequately compensated for the losses that were caused by the negligent actions of the drivers and the companies.

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