Summer Truck Enforcement Operations Net Results
Motor Carrier Division Reports Results of Special Operations
EAST LANSING. District supervisors from the Michigan State Police Motor Carrier Division have
conducted over 200 special truck enforcement operations this year under a grant received from the
Michigan Truck Safety Commission (MTSC).
Known as Special Transportation Enforcement Team (STET) operations, district lieutenants focus on
problem areas within their district or in combination with another district. The operations are intended to
make contact with drivers and companies who do not normally cross weigh stations, as well as provide a
visible enforcement presence on Michigan roadways.
Generally, officers target hazardous driving behaviors by commercial vehicle operators such as speeding
and following too close. In addition, commercial vehicle operators are checked for the proper license and
compliance with the hours of service regulations. While the operations are actually conducted yearround,
spring, summer and fall are the heaviest times for these operations.
The results for fiscal year 2005 show that officers issued 2,845 citations and conducted 1,559 safety
inspection under the MTSC grant operations.
Questions regarding STET operations should be directed to the district supervisor in your area (available
at www.michigan.gov/msp) or to Lieutenant David Ford of the Michigan State Police Motor Carrier
Division at (517) 336-6449.