Commercial Vehicle Enforcement today

On March 2nd officers from the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Squad inspected 10 trucks.  One truck was taken out of service for an unsecured cargo container on its trailer.  The following is a synopsis of the enforcement actions taken: 

Driver Violations: 4  (2 citations, 2 warnings) 

Failure to inspect emergency equipment – 1

Failure to inspect trailer – 1

No seat belt – 2 citations 

Truck Violations:  23  (all warnings) 

Unsecured fire extiguisher – 3

Defective lights – 1

No reflective tape on mudflaps – 5

No battery cover – 1

Defective clearance lamp – 2

Air brake leak – 1

Air lines rubbing on deck – 2

Defective headlights – 1

Power steering fluid level insufficient – 1

Headlamp not properly mounted – 2

No windshield washer fluid – 2

Loose fuel cap – 1

Reflective tape missing on rear of cab – 1 

Trailer Violations: 7  (3 citations, 4 warnings) 

4400 lbs overweight – 1 citation

Unsecured load – 1 citation – “Out of Service” Violation

No registration – 1 citation

Tire pressure below minimum – 1

Intermediate light out – 1

Defective brake lights – 1

Identification lights out – 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.