Commercial truckers say DPS inspections costing time and money

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email
There was a panel discussion regarding drivers

Drivers claim the inspections are costing them unnecessary time and money.

CAMERON COUNTY, TX (KVEO) - Truck drivers say too many inspections in Cameron County is costing them unnecessary time and money.

A number of truck drivers and carrier company owners took part in a panel discussion regarding their concerns of being inspected too often here in Cameron County.

Zeke Silva says these multiple inspections in Cameron County alone delay drivers in getting their loads where they need to be on time. He and other trucking company owners are trying to figure things out.

Silva says that no matter how well his trucks are maintained, Troopers will always find something wrong. He argues he keeps his trailers safe for not only his carriers and for the other drivers they share the road with, but also to keep his reputation in good standing with current and future customers.

Trucking company owners don't mind being inspected, they're just hoping to come to an agreement with Troopers in order to decrease the number of inspections and delays on during their runs.

DPS Trooper Whisenant says the department is willing to listen and figure out a solution as long as public safety is not compromised.


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