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Month: April 2018

Can Police Randomly Stop Truck Drivers for DoT Violations?

Posted on April 25, 2018 in Truck Accidents

Police have the authority to pull over a truck driver for a routine inspection, even if the driver did not commit a traffic offense or moving violation. The Department of Transportation (DoT) authorizes police to conduct these stops, and it also employs their own inspection officers to patrol for potential violations. Tractor-trailers must meet an enormous number of federal regulations and compliance standards, so they are relatively easy targets for police officers. Seemingly innocuous problems like a missing reflector, outdated vehicle document, rusty or painted rims, or dirty license plate can be enough to justify a ticket for a truck… read more