Truck Enforcement Task Force

NEWTOWN-MAKEFIELD TRUCK ENFORCEMENT TASK FORCE

The Upper Makefield Township Police Department along with the Newtown Township Police Department and the Newtown Borough Police Department make up the Newtown-Makefield Truck Enforcement Task Force.  The Police Officers in this task force are trained by the Pennsylvania State Police and after training they are also Federally Certified with laws regarding commercial vehicles.  The Newtown-Makefield Truck Enforcement Task Force conducts safety checkpoints throughout the year to ensure commercial vehicles are in proper working order and are compliant with Federal Safety Standards.  Officers also ensure the driver is properly licensed for the commercial motor vehicle and the driver is in good physical condition to operate the vehicle.  If the vehicle or the driver do not meet certain standards set by State and Federal laws, the driver and/or the vehicle will be placed out of service until corrections or improvements are made.