Commercial Vehicle Enforcement

On January 24th officers from the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Squad (CVES) inspected eight commercial trucks.  The officers worked on Harbor Island and East Marginal Way South between South Atlantic Street and South Spokane Street.

Three trucks were taken “Out of Service” due to defective equipment and a driver with a suspended driver’s license. 

The following violations were documented: 

Unsecured Load – 3

Fire Extinguisher – 2

Conspicuity – 7

Cell Phone – 1

Insurance -1

Lights (marker, clearance) – 6

Seatbelt – 3

Headlight – 1

Inoperable Turn Signal – 2

Expired Tonnage – 1

Hazard/Turn Signal Inoperable – 1

Blocking Intersection – 1

Suspended Driver’s License – 1

Operator Fail to Inspect Vehicle – 1

Defective Windshield – 1

Brake Line – Unprotected – 3

Air Leak, Brakes – 3 

Citations were issued for the following: 

Seat Belt – 2

Suspended Driver’s License -1

Blocking Traffic – 1

Expired Tonnage – 1

Defective Turn Signal – 1

Cell Phone – 1

No Proof Insurance – 1

Fire Extinguisher – 2

Unsecured Load – 2

Defective Headlight – 1

 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.