CHP To Amp Up CMV Enforcement After Truck Fires

I-80 Enforcement

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) says that it will be increasing commercial vehicle enforcement along a major interstate after a recent uptick in truck fires.

On Tuesday, August 20, the CHP’s Gold Run division announced via Facebook that they would be increasing enforcement on I-80 this week: “Due to the high level of commercial vehicle brake fires lately, the Gold Run area will be stepping up commercial enforcement this week. Extra commercial units will be in the area and the focus of the enforcement will be speed violations in brake check violations.”

The announcement comes after at least two major truck fires were reported on I-80 so far this month.

Big rig fully engulfed on I-80 w/b near the Placer Hills / Canyon Say exit. Expect delays

Posted by CHP – Gold Run on Monday, August 5, 2019

The more recent truck truck fire spread to nearby brush. The fire was put out after about 10 minutes.

Truck fire on I-80 westbound west of Gold Run.

Posted by CHP – Gold Run on Monday, August 19, 2019

Truck fire on I-80 westbound west of Gold Run. Westbound traffic is being diverted off the freeway at Gold Run.

Posted by CHP – Gold Run on Monday, August 19, 2019
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