Connecticut launches truck inspection program

| 9/17/2007

Connecticut has launched a statewide truck inspection program in the wake of the most recent crash on that state’s Avon Mountain.

Governor M. Jodi Rell announced the program late last week. The program itself began this morning and is expected to run through Friday, Sept. 21.

According to a news release from the governor’s office, fourteen inspection teams made up of 30 inspectors will be deployed to target commercial trucks that ignore federal and state safety regulations.

The campaign will be conducted in conjunction with municipal police departments in various towns across the state.

The state recently did a similar inspection program near Avon Mountain, the site of several serious crashes involving trucks, and gave out more than 200 violations.

Enforcement locations will be on major state routes and Interstates in Connecticut. The governor’s office indicated that this week’s effort was just the first phase of the program, but did not say what other phases would follow.