State police in Maine say that they cited a truck driver for a major brake violation today.
On January 3, the Maine State Police shared a Facebook post describing how the brake problem was discovered:
Maine State Troopers stopped a tractor trailer that was driving with no trailer brakes earlier today.
On January 3, 2020, Tr. Degroot stopped a truck operated out of Orlando, Florida for inspection on Rt. 4 in Turner. The truck was found to be operating with no service air brakes on the trailer due to the service air hose being non existent. The driver was aware of the defect but was unable to fix it on his own so decided to continue driving. This truck was destined to pick up a load weighing approximately 50,000lbs which it would be been towing down Maine roads with no trailer brakes. The truck was placed out of service for its defects and the driver of the truck was cited for operating with no log book and defective tires. This same driver and truck were cited in April of 2019 in Florida for very similar conduct.