By Caroline Carpenter / ADOT Communications
Using seat belts and avoiding speeding, distractions and driving under the influence are what most of us think of when we talk about highway safety. But making sure commercial vehicles are in proper working order also helps keep Arizona's highways safe.
A new commercial vehicle inspection facility has opened at the Ehrenberg Port of Entry
along Interstate 10 to help ensure that commercial vehicles traveling through our state meet federal and state safety standards. Last year, personnel there inspected 22,000 commercial vehicles.
Commercial vehicle inspections help increase safety and protect our state’s infrastructure. To accomplish those goals, the new indoor facility features a trench that allows ADOT inspectors to conduct inspections by walking under the trucks. This gives them a better view so they can verify that everything is in good working order.
The video above features the new facility and follows an ADOT inspector during a semi inspection. An earlier video blog
explains more about the officers from ADOT’s Enforcement and Compliance Division who handle commercial vehicle inspections.