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Commercial Vehicle Section

The primary responsibility of Commercial Vehicle Section is the Department's commercial vehicle enforcement program. On-highway programs are those related to regulation or enforcement of commercial vehicles on public highway. Off-highway programs are those pertaining to the general regulation of commercial vehicles based in California at their place of business.

Programs of the Commercial Vehicle Section

Specific programs include: North American Free Trade Agreement; Hazardous Materials/Bio-Terrorism; On- and Off-Highway Commercial Enforcement/Inspection issues; Registration, Motor Carrier Permits; Driver License; Size, Weight, and Load Requirements; Hazardous Materials; Hours-of-Service; Out-of-Service Issue; Farm Labor Vehicles, Licensing and Permits; Commercial Vehicle Intelligent Transportation Systems; PrePass Electronic Clearance Program; Biennial Inspection of Terminals; Special Vehicles, School Buses; Engineering; Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program; School Pupil Transportation; and the Commercial Industry Education Program.

Units of the Commercial Vehicle Section

Commercial Vehicle Section is comprised of the following units:

Items of Interest


STAR Awards Program - 2010

CVS Summit - 2007

Please take a moment to review our web pages and learn more about our responsibilities and how we can be of assistance to you. For questions or comments regarding Commercial Vehicle Section, please contact our section at:

California Highway Patrol
Commercial Vehicle Section
601 N 7th Street
Sacramento, CA 95811