Officials get lesson in big-rig safety

first_imgLANCASTER – California Highway Patrol officers and sheriff’s deputies got training Wednesday in how to look for mechanical defects if a big rig is involved in a traffic accident. In a training session in the parking lot at Rite Aid’s distribution center in Lancaster, the CHP borrowed a big rig that had made a delivery to the drugstore chain as an example of a well-maintained vehicle. For comparison, the CHP brought in an old dump truck to show defects. The officers were shown how to look for problems, including cracked rims and frames, bald tires, excessive grease and oil, and bad hydraulic lines. “It’s to make the roads safer for the motoring public,” Officer Henry Ross, a CHP spokesman, explained. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img