The City of Tacoma’s Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit is responsible for enforcing state, federal and local law’s pertaining to the safe operation of Commercial Vehicles and the transportation of hazardous materials in Tacoma. In addition to conducting safety inspections the unit also enforces size, weight and load laws related to commercial vehicles.
The goal of the unit is to insure the safe operation of commercial motor vehicles and to protect Tacoma’s infrastructure by conducting routine roadside and terminal safety inspections and portable weighing operations.
Motor Carrier Safety Unit
The officers assigned to this unit maintain a certification from the U.S. Department of Transportation to conduct Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) inspections and promote commercial vehicle safety through education and a consistent application of safety regulations and inspection procedures.
The unit is an active member of the Washington Association of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officers comprised of law enforcement officers and commercial vehicle enforcement officers from around the State of Washington.
The City of Tacoma has weight restrictions on the following bridges: