Through inspections, enforcement and education, the Sheriff's Office is committed to keeping Commercial Motor Vehicles safely operating on county highways.
Two patrol deputies, Mike Hennes and Justin Jilling, are trained and certified as Level I Truck Inspectors and are affiliated with the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, an international not-for-profit organization comprised of local, state and federal motor carrier safety officials and industry representatives from the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
These deputies are specially trained to enforce laws pertaining to commercial motor vehicle safety and operation. In 2011, these two deputies spent nearly 94 hours conducting 87 commercial motor vehicle inspections. 527 violations were identified as a result of these inspections, with a total of 32 vehicles and 7 operators being ordered out of service. In addition, 16 citations were issued to the operators or owners of these commercial motor vehicles.
These inspectors also serve as an educational resource for area businesses, providing presentations and being an information resource. In 2009, a presentation was given to employees of Grafton Transit Co. on truck safety. This specialized work significantly enhances the safety of our highways throughout Washington County