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Truck’s ‘significant tire damage’ results in citation, Out of Service order

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A truck driver was cited this week by the Wyoming Highway Patrol – Commercial Carrier (WHP-CC) after the vehicle entered a Port of Entry with major tire problems.

WHP-CC explained what led to the citation and out of service order in a May 4 social media post:

Late Wednesday afternoon officers at the Evanston Port of Entry noticed a tractor-trailer with significant tire damage.

Once the CMV stopped one of our CVSA Inspectors conducted a level two inspection.

On the passenger side trailer tandem axle, the inspection found three of the four tires were flat.

Truck was taken out of service, pending repairs to the tires. The driver was issued a citation.

Troopers, inspectors and officers will be out in greater numbers in the coming weeks to focus on commercial vehicle safety.

Please let this example serve as a reminder to keep up on maintenance.

WHP-CC also shared several photos of the tire damage.

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