DPS Concludes a Two Day Texas Thunder Operation to Encourage Road Safety

Published 03/15 2014 04:15PM

Updated 03/15 2014 04:17PM


The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) inspected more than 240 commercial motor vehicles during a two-day enforcement effort across an eight-county area in the Lubbock region recently as part of the Texas Thunder Operation.

DPS Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Service (CVE) and Texas Highway Patrol Division (THP) troopers from across the region joined forces March 11-12 during the effort aimed at enhancing roadway safety on Texas highways.

This coordinated effort between CVE and THP troopers was designed to enhance traffic enforcement on unsafe commercial vehicles and drivers, overweight commercial vehicles and related criminal activity, such as the transportation of narcotics and human trafficking.

During the operation, troopers conducted 241 commercial vehicle inspections, as a result 11 drivers and 60 commercial vehicles were placed out of service for various hazardous violations.

Texas Thunder was conducted in Lubbock, Wilbarger, Baylor, Potter, Hutchinson, Childress, Wheeler and Mitchell counties, and the participating agencies included CVE, THP, DPS Criminal Investigations Division, DPS Intelligence and Counterterrorism Division, the U.S. Border Patrol and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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