2720 Dept of the California Highway Patrol
Program Descriptions


The CHP operates 51 commercial vehicle enforcement facilities statewide with the objectives of:
  • Reducing the incidence of truck and bus accidents attributable to defective vehicle equipment, improper maintenance, loading or securing of cargo, or disqualified drivers.
  • Protecting the public from spills of hazardous materials or specially regulated loads, and from the improper operation of specified vehicles such as ambulances and armored cars.
  • Protecting farm workers transported in farm labor vehicles and children transported in school buses.
  • Ensuring that proper registration fees are paid, and protecting highways from excessive vehicle weights.