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For Immediate Release
July 30, 2019
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Saturation Enforcement for Commercial Motor Vehicles, Epping, Canterbury, Shelburne, and Windham, New Hampshire

booking photo of an overloaded logging truck at the Canterbury Rest Area

On July 30, 2019 members of New Hampshire State Police – Troop G conducted commercial motor vehicle enforcement in the towns of Epping, Canterbury, Shelburne, and Windham, New Hampshire. In order to reduce traffic collisions involving commercial motor vehicles, Troopers from Troop G specifically focused their enforcement efforts on ensuring that commercial motor vehicles were in safe mechanical operating condition, drivers were compliant with hours of service, and drivers had obtained proper licensing credentials.

Members of Troop G are highly skilled Troopers who have received specialized training to conduct roadside inspections of commercial motor vehicles. During the daylong event, Troopers inspected 122 commercial motor vehicles and discovered 193 violations. Of those violations, 33 were so severe that they created a condition where the vehicle or its driver was placed out of service.

In Canterbury, Troopers stopped a 2016 Peterbilt tractor trailer unit on West Road loaded with log length firewood. After escorting the tractor trailer unit to the Canterbury Rest Area and weighing the unit with their portable scales troopers found that the unit weighed 121,100 pounds, exceeding its legally allowed maximum weight of 99,000 pounds. The unit also exceeded the maximum axle weights limits on both the truck and the trailer.

In Barrington and Epping two different drivers were placed out of service for failing to be medically certified, after both drivers had previously been cited, in the past, for not having medical certifications.

On Route 2 in Shelburne a driver was placed out of service for failing to have an Electronic Logging Device, in his tractor trailer unit as required by federal regulations.

At the Windham Scales a driver whose truck that does not normally require a CDL License to drive it, was so overloaded, that State and Federal Regulations required the driver to have a CDL License because of its overloaded operation. The driver was placed out of service for not having a CDL. Another driver at the Windham Scales was placed out of service for failing to have 7 previous days of driver logs in possession at the time of his inspection.

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