More than 1,700 trucks were taken out of service because of safety violations during a three-day Roadcheck 2010 operation conducted by the Texas Department of Public Safety.
In all, DPS troopers checked 6,909 commercial vehicles statewide -- and 1,738 were taken out of service because safety violations were discovered that required immediate repairs, officials said.
Also, 160 drivers were placed out of service for violations, including not properly tracking hours, and driving with suspended or expired driver licenses.
Other findings during the June 8-10 Roadcheck:
- Five tickets for seat belt violations
- 900 brakes out of adjustment
- 702 brake system problems
- 283 tire or wheel issues
- 322 light malfunctions