Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon reports on Wednesday May 30, 2018, the Linn County Sheriff’s Office organized a commercial vehicle safety patrol to ensure safe operations on county roadways.

Commercial vehicles not in compliance with weight and safety regulations can lead to costly repairs to the roads or mechanical failures, causing a hazard to all motorists.

During the saturation, vehicles were stopped and inspected for weight and safety compliance. Sixty one trucks were stopped and weighed: five were inspected for safety regulation compliance, three citations and four warnings were issued for trucks that were overweight, and four trucks were deemed unsafe and taken out of service until repairs could be made. The safety inspections resulted in finding sixteen federal safety violations.

In January 2018, the Linn County Sheriff’s Office partnered with the Linn County Road Department to emphasize enforcement of commercial vehicles. Linn County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Brian Hardy is currently assigned this duty and brings knowledge and expertise for the position.

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office is committed to making roadways safe for all travelers in Linn County.

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Oregon Department of Transportation, Oregon State Police, Linn County Road Department and Marion County Road Department.