Washington County Sheriff - Truck Safety
Commercial and private 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.
Commercial & Private Vehicle Enforcement
Two patrol officers, Sgt. Mike Hennes, Deputy Justin Jilling and Deputy Jason Vanier 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 2014, these three deputies spent nearly 82 hours conducting 88 commercial motor vehicle inspections. 460 violations were identified as a result of these inspections, with a total of 26 vehicles and 9 operators being ordered out of service. In addition, 14 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. These inspectors also provided two seminars for area businesses serving as an education and information resource in the community. This specialized work significantly enhances the safety of our highways throughout Washington County
For questions, please contact Sergeant Hennes, Deputy Jilling or Deputy Vanier at 262-335-4420.