Arlington police find truck violations at Rangers construction site

Surprise inspections by Arlington police revealed more than 100 violations for trucks and haulers traveling to and from the new Texas Rangers ballpark construction site.

Police said they found more than 120 violations, issued 11 citations and took 13 trucks off the road.

"Educate drivers, educate trucking companies on what is authorized what is not and taking enforcement action in certain circumstances when there's a safety violation,” said Arlington PD spokesman Lt. Chris Cook.

A dash cam video released by police showed some of 40 trucks that were inspected in one day alone that haul rocks and dirt day and night to the ballpark construction site. The dirt haulers head along Cowboy Way next to AT&T Stadium and north on Collins to dump at the landfill and run the course again.

Arlington police opted to make the construction site the focus of a previously scheduled inspection detail on vehicles in the city.

"We have seen a few concerns come across our social media platforms about increased truck traffic, stuff like that,” Cook said.

Drivers are sharing an already heavily traveled Arlington corridor with the big dirt haulers. The drivers FOX4 spoke with wanted them to be safe, but understand why there are so many construction vehicles on the roads.

"There's sacrifices to everything,” said driver Casey Webb. “To me, sacrificing a little extra traffic and a couple of trucks hauling dirt once in a while, I'm ok with that."

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