2720 Dept of the California Highway Patrol
2055 - REGULATION AND INSPECTION
The CHP operates 55 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.