25% of vehicles placed out of service in Maryland blitz

Fully 25 percent of trucks that went through an inspection blitz in Prince George’s County, Maryland earlier this week were placed out of service.

Police inspect a truck in Landover, Maryland earlier this week (Maryland State Police photo)

A commercial vehicle enforcement initiative Tuesday, May 10, inspected more than 400 vehicles. Commercial vehicles on I-495/95 were directed into the parking lot at FedEx Field in Landover where county and state truck inspectors conducted equipment inspections, as well as weight checks.

According to a statement from the Maryland State Police, 438 commercial vehicle inspections were conducted, and the results included:

  • 27 vehicles were placed out of service for tire violations
  • 86 were placed out of service for a variety of other violations
  • 1 was found to be 24,000 pounds overweight
  • 115 traffic citations were written
  • 251 warnings were issued

Similar enforcement operations will be conducted in the coming months, according to the police.