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Commercial Vehicle Enforcement today

On January 4th officers from the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Squad (CVES) inspected six commercial trucks. 

One truck was taken out of service for an unsecured load due to a broken trailer security pin.  The driver had to call a welder to the scene to make the necessary repair.  

Total violations documented: 17 

Brakes – 4

Lights – 5

Steering fluid – 1

Broken security pin – 1

Washer Fluid/Wipers – 2

No Medical Card – 1

Three drivers were ticketed for failing to clear railroad tracks. 

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.