Motor Carrier Officers to Participate in Traffic Safety Operation Focusing on Hazardous Materials

Contact: MC Lt. David Haynes, MSP/CVED 734-621-2806

Beginning today, Monday, June 21, Michigan State Police (MSP) motor carrier officers will be conducting inspections throughout the state with a focus on hazardous materials. This enforcement operation is part of the annual Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Hazardous Material Road Blitz and will take place throughout North America June 21-25.

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.

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.