Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division (CVED) and Gary Police united
again when they conducted a joint Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) safety
inspection blitz in May.
CVED and Gary PD
did an Operation Safety Check on CMV’s on Tuesday, May 20, which resulted in
their finding multiple truck violations. Another one was conducted
Wednesday, May 28, that caught a number of CMV drivers by surprise.
Targeting a three
hour span, during the afternoon rush hours, a total of sixteen CMV’s were
inspected. Fifty-nine violations were found of which eighteen were out of
service violations. There were six insecure loads, seven overweight axles,
and six overweight gross axles’ violations that resulted in being towed and
two permits were suspended. One driver was driving on a suspended commercial
ISP CVED and Gary
Police objective for these blitzes is to promote a safe environment for
everyone on the roadways. Trucks that are overweight can cause damage to
road surfaces and bridges and are a contributing factor to the formation of
potholes. Heavy loads carried on semi’s that are not properly secured, can
shift and lead to serious and catastrophic injuries and damage.
ISP CVED Supervisor
Sergeant Wanda Clay stated, “I believe with this continued effort by us and
Gary Police that we have and will continue to make an impact in promoting
truck safety and compliance.”