Alderson conducts truck safety checkpoint

Large commercial vehicles line up for inspection during a targeted enforcement wave in Alderson.
Large commercial vehicles line up for inspection during a targeted enforcement wave in Alderson.

On Sept. 22, the Alderson Police Department in conjunction with the West Virginia Motor Carrier Enforcement Division of the Public Service Commission performed a four-hour targeted enforcement wave on WV Route 12 (Alta Drive).
This enforcement wave stemmed from citizen concerns about the safety of the large trucks which frequently pass through Alderson and targeted safety and weight violations. Commercial motor vehicles were weighed, inspected, and checked for license, insurance, and registration compliance.
Out of about 25 stops during the four-hour period, 20 violations were noted, and four large trucks were taken out of service for serious violations. The WV PSC had five officers on site for this enforcement wave, and they were assisted by Alderson Police Chief Jeremy Bennett and Billy Mitchell of Alderson Police Department.
Bennett said, “I was extremely impressed with the professionalism and training of the staff from the Enforcement Division of the PSC as well as how well they did their jobs. This is the first time we have worked together in this capacity and it was a huge success.”