Commercial vehicle inspectors (CVIs) and state troopers conduct commercial motor vehicle inspections at weigh stations and at roadside locations. State troopers and CVIs frequently partner with allied agencies to conduct organized enforcement saturations.
Vehicles and drivers are examined to ensure compliance with state statutes and federal regulations pertaining to vehicle equipment, load securement, driver qualifications, hours of service, and a host of other requirements.
All inspections performed in Minnesota are uploaded and included in a carrier or driver’s safety measurement rating through the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) CSA safety initiative.
Checks and balances are in place to ensure carriers and inspectors are held to the highest standards. When a carrier or driver feels a violation has been recorded in error, the violation may be challenged through FMCSA’s DataQs webpage (users must login with a username and password).
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Minnesota Department of Transportation
Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance
CSA – Compliance, Safety, Accountability