Commercial Vehicle Enforcement today

On March 26th officers from the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Squad (CVES) inspected eight trucks.  The following areas were worked: 

Terminal 18 – 1300 block of SW Florida Street

Terminal 46 – 50 block of  South Atlantic Street 

4500 to 6500 blocks of West Marginal Way SW 

3 trucks were placed Out of Service for:

1 Unsecured Load

1 Air Brake Hose Kinked/Knotted

1 Air Brake Hose Unprotected/Abrasions 

The following violations were documented:

2 Brake Hose, Unprotected/Dragging

2 Brake Hose, Kinked/Knotted

1 Expired Tonnage

1 Registration Required

5 Reflectors Required

1 Unsecured Bumper

1 Steering Reservoir, Leaking

2 Headlight, Improper Mounting

1 Defective Headlight

1 Brakes, Air Leak at connection

1 Windshield Fluid empty

3 Unsecured Load

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.