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Georgia DPS shuts down dozens of truckers during safety sweep

Georgia DPS shuts down dozens of truckers during safety sweep
The safety sweep was part of an operation called SafeDRIVE (Distracted Reckless Impaired Visibility Enforcement). (Courtesy: Georgia Department of Public Safety)

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) issued 329 traffic citations and placed 81 drivers and 58 commercial motor vehicles (CMV) out of service during a safety crackdown on Oct. 5-7.

Officers with the DPS’s Motor Carrier Compliance Division monitored CMV traffic for aggressive driving, speeding, following too closely, failing to wear safety belts, distracted driving and driving under the influence, according to a news release.

“These efforts help ensure CMV drivers follow federal and state regulations, including hours of service compliance, commercial driver’s license compliance, medical certification and commercial motor vehicle credentialing,” the news release stated.

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8 Comments

These states keep this shit up who will be delivering the food the medical supplies, who will be delivering everything that u people need. Those 10000s of containers that are at port or in. The ocean, who will be there today, tomorrow, next week to get the product to the people….truckers……what we do need to do is stop rolling and u people will see how much that tolitpaper cost u to wipe your ass.

STFU !!!!! We are targeted by 4 wheelers for our insurance money, we are targeted by D.O.T , we are blamed for other people’s bullshit all the time, a mean look who set elogs? PEOPLE WHO DON’T KNOW JACK SHIT ABOUT LIFE ONE ROAD! , if dot is only focus is one group of motorist who is focused on the millions of jackasses doing makeup while driving? I really hate right wingers like you!!! The mother loving Karens of trucking!!!!

The way I see it. We all have to respect the road and others. I see a lot out there and wish people respect drivers as a whole. I am a truck driver myself and I’m not taking sides
But you get cars the cut off truckers on the freeway and hwys and I seen truck drivers
Tailgating people. So people should respect each other

Aloha

Look, it has been, and always will be, “us against them”. Semis vs 4 wheelers. But, not to worry, they have driverless trucks on the road already. Sooner than you think we guys will only be backing in and pulling out of of doors for the loading and unloading. Get ready to become a yarddog!

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