Police Cite Trucks in Annual Safety Effort


Motor Carrier Safety (MCS) officers from agencies across the region were out in full force at a multi-jurisdictional truck enforcement inspection event on Thursday, May 28 at E.C. Lawrence Park.

Inspectors closely inspected every aspect involved in safe trucking; brakes, proper licensures, lighting and steering components. In just under four hours, officers checked 103 trucks; placed 24 of those out of service for serious safety infractions, and cited 153 total violations.

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Fairfax County MCS officers are a squad of eight (four full-time and four part-time) who operate out of the agency’s Operations Support Bureau’s Traffic Safety Unit. They assist with crash investigations involving commercial motor vehicles and patrol the roadways for unsafe dangerous trucks.

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Present at the safety check were: Officers from Fairfax County, Virginia State Police, Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, Town of Herndon, Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office, Manassas City, Metro Washington Airports Authority, and DMV Police.

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