Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit
In 1997, the New York State Police consolidated three existing traffic safety details - Motor Carrier Safety, HazMat, and Scales - into one unit, dedicated to removing unsafe trucks from the state's roadways: the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit.
All NYSP troopers work to ensure the safe operation of commercial vehicles on New York's roadways. Their enforcement efforts have helped make New York's commercial vehicle safety record one of the best in the nation.
Each member of the CVEU is highly trained and skilled in all of the state laws and federal regulations pertaining to commercial motor vehicles. There are currently 110 men and women certified to perform CVSA Level 1 safety inspections, as well as hazardous materials and cargo tank inspections.
Throughout the year, the Traffic Services Section provides each trooper assigned to the CVE Unit with updates on legal developments and a monthly informational newsletter to help them with their enforcement efforts. Additionally, CVE Unit members participate in special training at the NYSP Academy to learn about new and changing laws, policies, criminal interdiction techniques, and motor carrier safety regulations.
The CVE Unit works closely with the Motor Vehicle and Motor Carrier inspectors of the New York State Department of Transportation,conducting safety inspections daily at road checks through the state. Unit members also cooperate with other law enforcement agencies, often assisting with enforcement, accident investigations and training involving commercial motor vehicles.