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Bismarck, N.D. – The North Dakota Highway Patrol, along with the Mountrail County Sheriff’s Department, conducted a one-day commercial motor vehicle saturation. The event was held Feb. 27 in Stanley, New Town, Parshall and surrounding areas with the goal of identifying and addressing risk factors within the trucking industry to enhance the safety and welfare of all North Dakota motorists.
Fourteen vehicles were weighed with 10 in excess of legal weight allowances. Overweight vehicles contribute to accelerated deterioration of roadway surfaces, resulting in safety concerns for motorists and expensive repairs for taxpayers. The operators of the overweight vehicles were assessed civil penalties. The combined fees collected for weight violations exceeded $22,500.
Roadside inspections of drivers and commercial motor vehicles were conducted for compliance with federal and state regulations. Twelve drivers and vehicles were inspected, revealing 13 violations. The process included inspecting commercial motor vehicles and checking the qualifications of the drivers who operate them.
The NDHP and Mountrail County plan to continue collaborative weight enforcement efforts to help maintain the integrity of county roads and state highways.