The Motor Carrier Enforcement Unit officers are assigned to monitor commercial vehicles, and to ensure public safety and compliance with motor carrier regulations. Motor Carrier Officers patrol for violations of commercial vehicle size, weight, equipment, cargo securement, moving violations, and driver qualification provisions.
In FY2020, the Motor Carrier Unit inspected 109 vendor vehicles, taxicabs, and commercial motor vehicles operating within the city. Motor Carrier Officers have also taken on a greater role with assisting Patrol Officers with daily runs and traffic stops. The Motor Carrier Unit completed 96 DOT (Department of Transportation) commercial vehicle safety inspections. Nine of these inspections were hazardous material vehicles.
Motor Carrier Officers are also certified as Special Agents of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and attend annual in-service training with the Michigan State Police for topics related to hazardous materials and commercial motor vehicles. In addition, officers placed 33 vehicles out-of-service for operating with unsafe and deteriorating equipment, impounded a total of 15 vehicles, and arrested a total of 16 drivers for violations and/or warrants.
Seasonal Weight Restrictions “Frost Laws”
Get a Vehicle Inspected
The Motor Carrier Unit takes appointments for vendor inspections during business hours, Monday through Friday. A $20 fee covers the original inspection only. Appointments MUST be made by contacting the Motor Carrier Unit.
Motor Carrier Unit
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