Truck Enforcement Task Force

Newtown-Makefield

Truck Enforcement Task Force

Newtown Township Police Department along with Newtown Borough Police Department and Upper Makefield Township Police make up the Newtown-Makefield Truck Enforcement Task Force. The police officers assigned to this enforcement unit are dedicated to reducing commercial vehicle collisions through enforcement of state and federal transportation laws. Certified Officers are trained by the Pennsylvania State Police. They are certified by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in North American Roadside Inspection, Hazardous Materials inspection, Cargo Tank Inspections, and Motor Coach (Bus) inspections. Officers assigned to this unit are also tasked with weight enforcement on our highways every year, collisions can be attributed to mechanical defects and excessive driving hours involving commercial vehicles and drivers. Thousands of trucks carrying hazardous materials drive though Newtown Township every year. In addition, overweight vehicles cause damage to our local and State roadways. Through enforcement and education programs like this, the Newtown Township Police Department hopes to promote commercial vehicle safety and have a positive impact upon the driving public.