Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Squad activity

On December 28th officers from the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Squad (CVES) conducted four commerical motor vehicle inspections. 

Two trucks were taken “Out of Service”: one for unsecured load and the other for inoperative brakes.

The officers issued citations for the following violations:

Unsecured Load

Brake deficiencies

Low Beam Headlamps

Marker Lights Required

No Medical Card

Expired Tonnage

Defective Tires

Total fines – $1,046.00

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.