On Wednesday, the Bristol Police Department’s traffic officers, and inspectors from the Department of Motor Vehicles conducted a joint operation for truck safety on Enterprise Drive.
The inspection required commercial vehicles carrying loads to be stopped and inspected for safety violations, and the vehicles were also weighed on portable scales, a press release said.
During the operation, five vehicles were cited for exceeding their total vehicle and axle weights. Other violations included hydraulic leaks, medical certificate violations, defective axles, and defective tires, the release said.
Two of the vehicles were taken off the road until emergency repairs could be made. All were issued infractions and released. The total fines for the infractions were approximately $7,500.
“This operation is part of the departments overall commitment for public safety on our roadways,” the release said.
The companies cited included: CWPM LLC, of Plainville; Paines INC, of East Granby; Oliver Rubbish Removal LLC, of Oakville.