Equipment and safety checks. Being taken out of service for hours. Watching as a police officer digs through your trash for gas and food receipts to prove that your records are false.
If you’re an over-the-road truck driver with an Arizona CDL license, chances are you’ve either encountered these Arizona level 1 inspections or heard about someone who has. Hard-working truck drivers trying to earn a living and support their families are now being targeted by Arizona police officers.
We understand that it can be frustrating to be held up on the side of the road for hours during equipment checks, having your privacy violated by officers going through your personal belongings and trash cans looking for food and gas receipts that they can use against you for an Arizona CDL ticket.
Arizona Zeroes in on CDL Drivers
Commercial trucking is expanding in Arizona and many over-the-road drivers are utilizing Arizona’s roads to escape passing through California. Arizona DPS officers know this and are waiting to enforce Arizona’s laws.
More and more, Arizona DPS officers are pulling over-the-road drivers off the road, taking them out of service for hours, running equipment and safety checks that are more stringent than any other state.
Police officers are able to pull over a commercial truck without probable cause. This means that if you’re driving any commercial vehicle, an Arizona DPS officer can pull you over without needing a reason.
Arizona police officers are looking for many different things when they take your truck out of service. They’re looking for hours of service violations, logbook violations, medical card records, equipment violations, over gross weight violations – all the common Arizona statutes and charges that truckers often face.