DMV: Truck Inspections

Truck Inspections:

What to expect when you are stopped


The Department of Motor Vehicles Truck Squads patrol Connecticutís highways looking for unsafe trucks, buses, hazardous materials vehicles and their drivers.  The squads perform random safety checks and traffic enforcement on the highways and at the states six weigh stations. If you are stopped, you may be subject to a level 1 safety inspection, which is a detailed check of the driver, the vehicle, and its cargo.


When a Roadside Safety Inspection is done you will be given a copy of the inspection report.  You must rectify any violations found, sign and email the report to


Failure to return the form within 15 days of the inspection date may result in fines and/or Suspension of the Vehicle(s) Registration.


Guidelines for the various types of inspections can be found on the federal website.

Truck Inspection and Safety Reports 
Inquire about a motor carrier's safety fitness information based on statistics provided by the State of Connecticut and the Federal Government.  Information is provided through the U.S. Department of Transportation at
Every six months, the DMV is required to report on activity at all six of Connecticut's weigh stations.  Below are the reports for the specified time periods.

Content Last Modified on 10/1/2015 10:08:15 AM