Big rigs inspected at Arcadia checkpoint

ARCADIA — Police towed five trucks, placed 11 “out of service” and cited 100 equipment violations Wednesday during a commercial vehicle inspection checkpoint, officials said.
A total of 45 trucks were inspected in the checkpoint, which was held during the early morning hours on Peck Road, just north of Clark Street, Arcadia police said in a written statement.
“The purpose of this type of checkpoint is to conduct spot checks on commercial vehicles travelling on our roadways,” police said.
Though the California Highway Patrol routinely inspects big rigs on the highway and during visits to large companies, according to the statement, many vehicles that travel only on local roadways are not regularly checked.
“Without regular inspections and maintenance, commercial vehicles pose a potential risk to all those on our roadways,” the statement said.

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