Project Description

May 8, 2019

Media Advisory: DPD and CVSE enforcement blitz for commercial vehicles

From Tuesday, May 7 to Thursday, May 9, the Delta Police Department (DPD), in partnership with Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement (CVSE), along with several policing and regulatory enforcement agencies from across BC is holding the annual commercial vehicle safety initiative. The focus of this three day blitz is on container, dump truck, and artisan/vocational type vehicles that may not be properly maintained and could pose a danger on our roads.

Media are invited to attend the location below to film or photograph the initiative and speak to the coordinators of the project. During the first day of the blitz on May 7 inspectors pulled a stolen tractor trailer with stolen plates off the road. The same vehicle had serious safety issues.

When: Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 1-2 p.m.

Where: Highway 91 northbound at the truck pullout, just north of Highway 10.

What
: With Delta being a thoroughfare to the ports and U.S. border, it is no surprise that Delta has some of the highest numbers of commercial vehicles on its roads each day. DPD recognizes this and therefore places a high emphasis on truck and commercial vehicle safety. During this hour, media can  expect to see DPD and CVSE inspecting and removing unsafe vehicles from the road.

Spokespersons on site: Cst. Ken Usipiuk, DPD Traffic, and Steve Bauer, CVSE Regional Manager

Parking: There is ample parking available at the Hwy 91 pullout.

Media are encouraged to wear safety/high visibility vests