Michigan Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division conducting inspections over next three days

The Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division (CVED) will be conducting inspections at weigh station facilities and rest areas May 17-19

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The Michigan State Police (MSP) Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division (CVED) officers will be conducting inspections of large trucks and busses at weigh station facilities and rest areas throughout the state beginning May 17.

The officers will be focusing their inspections on defective equipment and driver hours of service. Throughout North America, lives are saved daily as a result of these inspections.

It is predicted that more than 65,000 large truck and bus drivers will be inspected during this three-day operation.

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The Michigan State Police say that the vehicle inspection will include:

“Checking brake systems, cargo securement, coupling devices, driveline/driveshaft components, frames, fuel systems, lighting devices, steering mechanisms, suspensions, tires, van and open-top trailer bodies, wheels, electrical systems in addition to hazardous material shipping components. Drivers are asked to provide their operating credentials and hours of service documentation. Inspectors will also be attentive to apparent alcohol and/or drug impairment.”

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