Commercial motor vehicles serve an important role in our state and local economy. Through inspections, enforcement and education, the Sheriff's Office is committed to keeping these vehicles operating safely on county highways.
Sergeant Mike Hennes and Deputy 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. While these deputies have specialized training in this area, they do not work solely on truck enforcement. The majority of their truck enforcement work is done during their regularly assigned shifts.
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.
For questions, please contact Sergeant Hennes or Deputy Jilling at 262-335-4420.