State Police to Participate in North American Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Operation

Contact: MC Lt. Steven Horwood, MSP/CVED, 517-420-5120

June 1, 2018

Motor carrier officers from the Michigan State Police, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division (MSP/CVED) will be conducting inspections at weigh station facilities and in rest area locations throughout the state with a focus on driver hours-of-service compliance. This enforcement operation is part of the annual Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) International Roadcheck and will take place throughout North America June 5-7, 2018.

Every day, lives are saved throughout North America as a result of commercial motor vehicle roadside inspections. It is anticipated that more than 62,000 drivers of large truck and buses will be inspected during this three-day North American operation.

The vehicle inspection includes checking brake systems, cargo securement, coupling devices, driveline/driveshaft components, frames, fuel systems, lighting devices, steering mechanisms, suspensions, tires, van and open-top trailer bodies, wheels, electrical systems in addition to hazardous material shipping components. Drivers are asked to provide their operating credentials and hours-of-service documentation. Inspectors will also be attentive to apparent alcohol and/or drug impairment.