The Massachusetts State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section, along with the State Police Troop A Community Action Team and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection’s Diesel Emissions Enforcement Team, today conducted a surprise commercial vehicle safety checkpoint in Revere, Chelsea, East Boston and Winthrop.
Twenty state troopers split into three teams and saturated state roads in those four communities, seeking trucks with missing or expired inspection stickers, excessive exhaust, or obvious safety violations. Troopers stopped the trucks and then directed them to the Suffolk Downs parking lot off Route 145 in Revere, where two DEP diesel emissions team members had set up emission testing equipment.
Troopers stopped 41 trucks during today’s operation. Troopers assigned to the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section, who have specialized training, discovered 128 violations and placed 15 trucks and drivers out of service. Troopers issued fines totaling $5,005, the highest of which was a $2,005 fine for a gasoline tanker that was 29,000 pounds overweight.
Some photos from today’s operation are below.