truckers. Pennsylvania officials announced Friday a weeklong statewide
truck-inspection program to kick off Sunday, July 21.
STRIKE Three, an acronym for "Safe Trucks In the Keystone,"
is a joint venture with the State Police, the Pennsylvania Department
of Transportation and the Public Utility Commission to keep an
eye on truckers for violations and potential security problems.
goals of the operation are to reduce the number of crashes involving
commercial vehicles and to alert trucking companies that we will
not tolerate unsafe trucks on our highways," State Police
Commissioner Paul Evanko said.
will be conducted at various locations on interstate highways
and the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The locations, which are not being
disclosed, will change during the course of the upcoming week,
actions, enforcement personnel will check commercial vehicles
for equipment violations, verify drivers CDLs and check hazmat
loads. Two additional weeklong operations will be conducted before
the end of the year, Evanko said.