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Commercial Vehicle Enforcement activity today

On December 29th officers from the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Squad inspected 10 commercial trucks. 

One truck was taken “Out of Service” for a defective tire (exposed steel cords on the front tire).

In all, 37 violations were documented: 

Lighting Equipment – 10

Conspicuity (reflectors) – 5

Air Leak – Brake lines – 4

Fire Extinguisher – 4

Registration/Expired Tonnage – 2

Cross View Mirror, required – 2

Cracked Windshield – 2

Failure to Possess Required Equipment – 2

No Proof of Insurance – 2

Tire (tread, wear, inflation) – 1

Defective Frame, loose bolts – 1

Steering fluid – 1

Driver – fail to inspect – 1

 In addition, two drivers were cited for No Proof of Insurance.

The documented violations will be forwarded to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and will count as “strikes” against the company, the driver and the carrier.

The Seattle Police Department encourages all commercial motor vehicle operators to be familiar with and obey all local and state laws and all federal motor carrier safety regulations.