Commercial Vehicle Enforcement
1150 Foster Avenue
Nashville, TN 37243-1000
Fax (615) 253-2278
The Tennessee Highway Patrol Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division operates five commercial vehicle inspection sites throughout the state. Other major commercial vehicle enforcement activities include inspecting commercial vehicles and driver logs, patrolling highways with a focus on truck traffic violations, and weighing the commercial vehicles both at Interstate Inspection Stations and with portable scales along the highway.
Effective January 27, 2010, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced regulatory guidance concerning Texting While Driving a commercial motor vehicle (CMV). The guidance is applicable to all interstate drivers of CMVs subject to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). In Tennessee, use of a hand-held mobile telephone or personal digital assistant is prohibited while driving under T.C.A. 55-8-199. Also, see the USDOT News Release.