ADOT Trains Mexican Truckers On Safety Inspections



Sixty truck drivers scribbled notes in a Nogales, Sonora warehouse last month as they listened to a U.S. border inspection officer describe the types of things authorities examine during the inspections.

Flat tires. Broken headlights. Cargo that’s not secured.

The group gathered as part of a new program the Arizona Department of Transportation launched earlier this year to help train truck drivers entering the United States from Mexico to quickly pass safety inspections. The free two-day course became so popular, the department added more classes.