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    Erie Community College
  Dec 18, 2017
Fall 2017 Catalog

LE 265 - Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Course

Credit Hours: 1

This course is designed to assist police officers in gaining the basic framework of knowledge needed to deal with commercial motor vehicle safety and effectively. Emphasis is placed on developing the officer's ability to recognize CMV situations that warrant father explanation and ascertain where such information can be located. This is a two-day course.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate the safest procedure for stopping and approaching a CMV;
  • explain how to identify a valid commercial driver's license and explain what authority it bestows on the holder;
  • demonstrate familiarity with tax regulations relating to CMV's;
  • explain the interpretation of hours of service and log books;
  • demonstrate an understanding of federal and NYS hazmat rules and signage and of the emergency response guides;
  • explain the enforcement of both equipment violations and moving infractions;
  • illustrate CMV obligations relative to dimensions, escorts and permit requirements;
  • explain the role of law enforcement in counter­ terrorism interdiction; and
  • apply knowledge acquired by participating in field inspection of CMV equipment.


Year Round (N)