Arizona laying down the law during Southern Shield 2015

| Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Truckers driving in Southern Arizona on Feb. 25-26, heads up. Multiple agencies are coordinating Southern Shield 2015, an operation that will be enforcing state and federal laws at full strength.

Law enforcement and safety agencies will be checking logbooks for hours-of-service violations along Interstate 10 from Tucson to the New Mexico line, according to an Arizona Department of Public Safety press release. Additionally, officers will conduct “walk-around” inspections and check safety restraint usage.

Southern Shield 2015’s goal is to reduce the number of commercial vehicle crashes in the area. Agencies involved include the Arizona Department of Public Safety, New Mexico State Police, Pima County Sheriff’s Office, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Motor Vehicle Enforcement Compliance Division of the Arizona Department of Transportation. Tucson, Marana and Oro Valley police departments will also participate in Southern Shield 2015.

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