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CMV blitz in Savannah results in more than 300 inspections, dozens of out of service orders

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Last week, a major CMV blitz in Savannah, Georgia, resulted in 76 vehicles and drivers being placed out of service for various violations.

According to the Georgia Department of Public Safety, Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD) officers conducted a targeted enforcement operation last week with a focus on “identifying and addressing safety concerns associated with Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMVs) and their drivers.”

The blitz focused on CMVs traveling in Savannah on I-16, I-95, and in the vicinity of the Port of Savannah.

During the detail, 328 inspections were conducted. Fifty-two vehicles and 24 drivers were issued out of service orders for critical violations.

The top driver-related violations observed during the detail were as follows:

  • Cell Phone Usage: 12
  • Improper Lane Usage: 32
  • Following Too Closely: 9
  • Speeding: 8
  • DUI: 1
  • Seat Belt: 35

The top vehicle-related violations spotted during the detail are listed below:

  • Brake-related issues: 12
  • Load Securement: 13
  • Tire-related violations: 5

“This comprehensive enforcement effort underscores our commitment to enhancing road safety and ensuring the compliance of Commercial Motor Vehicles with established regulations,” Georgia DPS said.

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