Police sideline 24% of trucks in single day inspection event

Nearly 500 trucks were diverted off of the interstate into a parking lot, where inspectors from nine different agencies were waiting for them.

Police sideline 24% of trucks in single day inspection event

Maryland State Police say that they placed more than 100 trucks out of service during “one of their largest inspection operations of the year” conducted as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) International Roadcheck.

The major inspection event coincided with the first day of Roadcheck, which runs from June 4 through June 6.

On Tuesday, June 4, Maryland police directed nearly 500 commercial vehicles off of  I-495/95 into the parking lot at FedEx Field, where inspectors from eight different law enforcement agencies in addition to the Maryland State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division were waiting for them “to conduct a variety of safety and equipment inspections, as well as size and weight checks.”

Police say that 24% of the nearly 500 inspected trucks were placed out of service “for a variety of critical safety violations.”

Additionally, 81 traffic citations were issued to the inspected truck drivers. Officers also issued 191 warnings.

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Participating law enforcement agencies included the Maryland Transportation Authority Police, Montgomery County Police Department, Loudon County (VA) Police Department, Maryland Department of the Environment, Maryland Comptroller’s Office, United States Park Police, United States Department of Homeland Security, and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

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