Michigan Police Ramping Up CMV Inspections This Week as Part of 5-Day Blitz
Lansing, MI – Transportation officials in Michigan are ramping up inspections of commercial motor vehicles (CMV) this week.
On Monday, Michigan State Police (MSP) motor carrier officers began increasing inspections of CMVs throughout the state as part of an enforcement effort in partnership with the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) annual Hazardous Material Road Blitz.
MSP said its inspectors will be focused on CMV transporting hazardous materials.
“To ensure commercial vehicles are in working order to safely transport hazardous materials, the inspections will include checking shipping papers, packaging, cargo securement, hazardous material components, brake systems, coupling devices, driveline/driveshaft components, frames, fuel systems, lighting devices, steering mechanisms, suspensions, tires, van and open-top trailer bodies, tankers, wheels, and electrical systems,” MSP stated.
Additionally, drivers will be asked to provide operating credentials and hours-of-service documentation.
Inspectors will also be attentive to apparent alcohol and/or drug impairment.
The Hazardous Material Road Blitz began on Monday, June 21 and runs through Friday, June 25.
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Meanwhile, numerous other states are also cracking down on CMVs this week as part of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s SafeDRIVE (Distracted Reckless Impaired Visibility Enforcement) campaign.
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