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ADOT and DPS to collaborate on commercial vehicle enforcement at Arizona ports of entry

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The Arizona Department of Transportation and Department of Public Safety will collaborate on commercial vehicle enforcement at the state's ports of entry.

The Arizona Department of Transportation and the state Department of Public Safety are working together in an attempt to streamline commercial vehicle enforcement at ports of entry.

Under the agreement, 89 sworn ADOT enforcement officers and 49 non-sworn personnel will be assigned full-time to the DPS commercial vehicle task force.

According to the agencies, they’ll assist with safety compliance, size and weight enforcement and other services at ports of entry near the state lines of California, New Mexico, Utah and the international border with Mexico.

ADOT officials say the partnership is a better use of personnel and funding and enhances public safety on the state’s roads.

The agreement begins Jan. 8 and lasts for two years. It’s then subject to annual approval.