WILLISTON (AP) - The North Dakota Highway Patrol says an inspection of commercial vehicles in the state's oil patch netted 42 equipment violations that required trucks to be placed out of service.
The Forum reports that 18 drivers were taken off the road for driver-related violations during a two-day inspection last week in western North Dakota.
Troopers say 263 commercial vehicles were inspected. More than a dozen troopers and inspectors from across the state participated in the special inspection.
Troopers also identified 36 commercial vehicles with weight violations. The combined fees for those violations exceeded $46,000.