Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Truck Inspections Gear Up in Santa Teresa.(New Mexico)

Byline: Rene Romo Journal Southern Bureau

Building Starts On New Station

SANTA TERESA Department of Public Safety officials Thursday broke ground on a truck inspection station north of the Santa Teresa port of entry that will handle an expected sharp increase in Mexican commercial traffic.

Public Safety Secretary Nick Bakas, on hand for the event, said the vigilance of state Motor Transportation Division inspectors will force Mexican truckers to meet U.S. safety standards and should allay concerns that American highways will be less safe with Mexican trucks on the road.

Bakas noted that the out-of-service rate for Mexican trucks is now about the same as that of U. …

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