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Indiana police held overweight truck blitz and the results ‘aren’t good from a safety perspective’


This week, Indiana State Police (ISP) and local law enforcement partnered for an enforcement effort targeting overweight trucks this week.

The blitz took place on November 2 in Newton County, Indiana.

Participating agencies included the Indiana State Police Lowell Post, the Newton County Sheriff’s Department, and the Indiana State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division.

During the four hour effort, police stopped eleven trucks.

Of those eleven trucks, seven were cited for overweight violations.

During the CMV inspections conducted on the eleven trucks, officers found 28 total violations, 4 of which resulted in the vehicles being placed out-of-service.

Officers issued 7 citations and 8 warnings. One vehicle had to be towed due to violations that had not been fixed after being documented on previous inspections, ISP said.

“This is significant as overweight vehicles cause unnecessary damage to Indiana roadways, and place added wear and pressure on the vehicle components. This can cause critical damage and component failure that could result in crashes and/or damage to other vehicles,” ISP said. “The Indiana State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division would like to remind all CMV drivers to drive safely on Indiana roadways. Always maintain your vehicle in safe working order and repair any unsafe conditions as soon as they are observed. A safe truck means a safe driver which results in safe Indiana roadways.”


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