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Operation Removes 10 Trucks from Roadways For Safety Violations

Operation Safe Trucks removes unsafe and overweight trucks from Virginia highways and promotes highway safety.

The Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office checked 320 trucks during Operation Safe Trucks on Oct. 4, nine trucks were issued summonses for overweight violations, among other violations. 

Operation Safe Trucks was a commercial motor vehicle enforcement detail at the corner of Cosner Drive (Rt. 771) off of Mills Drive (Rt. 17). 

Law enforcement officials performed weight enforcement, commercial vehicle safety alliance (CVSA) inspections and fuel tax enforcement, and removed unsafe vehicles from Virginia’s highways. 

Between 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. a total of 320 trucks were checked, according to the Sheriff's Office.

  • Nine trucks were issued summonses by Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office deputies for overweight violations. 
  • There were 17 motor carrier inspections conducted resulting in 12 driver violations and 113 equipment violations. 
  • A total of 10 trucks were taken out of service due to safety violations.

In addition to the Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office Administrative Services Division (ASD)/Motor Carrier Enforcement Units and Traffic Division, other agencies which participated in the event were the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Weights and Measures Division and DMV Fuels Tax Enforcement Division, Virginia State Police Motor Carrier Enforcement Division, Fredericksburg Police Department Motor Carrier Enforcement Unit, Stafford Sheriff’s Office Motor Carrier Enforcement Unit and Germanna Community College Police Department.

The Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office will conduct these details on a regular basis to uphold law enforcement

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