The New York Police Department (NYPD) shared a video focusing on how the Highway Motor Carrier Safety Unit is stepping up enforcement on commercial vehicles.
The video was shared by NYPD on social media on December 19. It highlights a recent campaign to crackdown on overweight trucks in an effort to protect city infrastructure.
“Heavy trucks on the road have become a problem and have even damaged our city roads and bridges,” NYPD said.
Officials say that by cracking down on commercial vehicles, they can “prevent a potentially catastrophic incident from happening.”
NYPD’s Highway Motor Carrier Safety Unit says that they’ve taken 500 trucks out of service for various violations this year.
See the video below.
In addition to the truck weight enforcement efforts, the NYPD has also honed in on illegal truck parking at multiple points during 2022 following complaints from residents.
In August 2022, the NYPD, at the request of Mayor Eric Adams, conducted operation “Heavy Duty Enforcement,” an overnight enforcement action against illegally parked commercial vehicles in neighborhoods of southern Queens.
A September effort focused on booting and towing illegally parked trucks in the Bronx.