Motor Carrier Safety

Motor Carrier Safety

Fairfax County Police Motor Carrier Safety (MCS) officers are a squad of four full-time and three supplemental officers operating out of the department’s Operation Support Bureau’s Traffic Division. Most MCS officers have some type of commercial trucking background or experience which provides them with insight into that industry. All these officers receive an initial two week training course and are recertified on an annual basis.

MCS officers inspect commercial motor vehicles, and operators, and ensure that both meet all federal and local requirements for safety, licensure and certification. These officers are authorized to enforce Virginia law and the Code of Federal Regulations as it pertains to commercial vehicles. MCS officers also investigate crashes that involve commercial motor vehicles on the roadways of Fairfax County.

 What do I do when I see a commercial vehicle operating in an unsafe manner?    

  • Report the truck to 703-691-2131.

 MPO M. F. Nicholson       MCS Officer        MPO Steve Lescallett

Some Members of the FCPD Motor Carrier Safety Squad


Enforcement Event:

Motor Carrier Safety (MCS) Officers from police agencies across northern Virginia joined Fairfax County MCS in a massive joint truck inspection in an effort to make roadways safer on May 31, 2012. Out of the roughly 110 trucks that were checked, officers placed 40 of them out of service for serious violations involving brakes, licensures, lighting, steering components and other infractions.

Officers from Fairfax County, Virginia State Police, Fairfax City, Prince William, Arlington and Loudoun Counties, and the Towns of Herndon and Manassas pulled trucks over along route 28 and surrounding roadways and conducted the inspections at the E.C. Lawrence Park in Chantilly between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. The Fairfax County Fire Department Hazard Materials unit was also on scene to lend assistance.


MCS Enforcement Day Class Picture             MCS Enforcement Day 

         Participating Officers in 2012 MCS Enforcement Day                                             Scene from 2012 MCS Enforcement Day



Out of service sticker                 MCS Enforcement Day

     "Out-of-Service" Sticker                                                  Scene from 2012 MCS Enforcement Day



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