Dangerous Trucks Removed from Highways


Fairfax County Police Department
Franconia District Station

6121 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA 22310
703-922-0889. TTY 711. Fax 703-719-6436
Date Released 04/16/2013
Contact: MPO Jim Reid / 703-922-8263
Information Bulletin: MCS Inspection Results


Dangerous Trucks Removed from Highways

Truck Inspections


On Tuesday, April 2 from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., members of the Motor Carrier Safety Unit for the Fairfax County Police Department conducted inspections of commercial trucks in the Franconia District. They stopped vehicles including truck tractors pulling semitrailers, dump trucks, landscape trucks and trailers, and trucks with oversize loads. The purpose of the stops was to identify unsafe equipment violations, or infractions involving driver’s licenses, registrations and weight. 

A considerable number of large trucks operate on the highways of the Franconia District on a daily basis. Captain Jim Baumstark, Franconia District Station Commander works closely with Captain Susan Culin of the Police Department's Traffic Division to assign resources to monitor and inspect these large trucks for safety violations and road worthiness. These efforts support his overall traffic safety goals by creating a safe environment for large trucks and passenger vehicles to operate together on our highways.

Twenty-one vehicles were stopped and inspected. Eight of those 21 were taken out of service and removed from the highway for safety reasons.  A total of 13 summonses were issued. 












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