Commercial Motor Carrier Enforcement

The Commercial Motor Carrier Officer position enforces all commercial traffic laws, including weight and size violations, taxi laws, vehicle-for-hire laws and other local ordinances. The officer also provides free educational classes to the public in the areas of commercial traffic law.

The Motor Carrier Officer has USDOT certification, which requires the completion of a two-week USDOT Federal Motor Carrier Officer course. Other officers in the department have received basic training on commercial motor vehicle enforcement. Truck drivers can access a map (PDF) to determine how each county road is classified.

Seasonal Road Weight Restrictions

The City of East Lansing enforces seasonal weight restrictions to help reduce road damage caused by winter thaw and heavy vehicles.The City of East Lansing's truck weight limits coincide with both Ingham County Road Commission and Clinton County Road Commission weight limit restrictions requirements.