Commercial Vehicle Enforcement

On January 27th officers from the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Squad inspected five commercial trucks. The inspections took place in the following areas: the 100 block of South Spokane Street and East Marginal Way South and South Hanford Street.

 The following violations were documented:

4 – Inoperable lighting equipment: low beam headlights, side marker, brakes

3 – Unsecured Mirror

1 – Retroflective Sheeting Required

1 – Unlatched Hood

1 – Overweight Trailer (1,740 pounds over)

1 – Brake Air Hose on Deck

1 – Windshield Washer System (no fluid)

1 – Air Brake Warning Device Inoperative

1 – Failure to Inspect Emergency Equipment

1 – Tire Tread Depth

2 – Tires Missing on Trailer

1 – Unsecured Fire Extinguisher

1 – No Fire Extinguisher

1 – No Horn 

Citations were issued for the following violations: 

1 – Overweight Trailer  

1 – No Fire Extinguisher

1 – Unsafe Tire Condition

1 – Defective Brake lights

1 – No Horn

 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.