Overweight truck enforcement is another primary duty of the Hoffman Estates Police Departments Traffic Section. The Illinois Vehicle Code governs the amount of weight large trucks can carry over various roadways. Violations of these laws can cause severe damage to our roads. One overweight truck can cause as much damage as hundreds of cars traveling the same route. The Hoffman Estates Police Department conducts truck enforcement on a daily basis as well as working with the Illinois State Police in conducting several roadside safety checks throughout the year. During these roadside checks, all commercial, construction and garbage trucks are checked for proper weight and given a thorough safety inspection by the State Police Motor Carrier Safety Officers. Through these roadside safety checks we limit the number of unsafe commercial vehicles traveling on our roadways.
The Village of Hoffman Estates requires that trucks carrying oversized loads on all village maintained streets obtain an overweight permit.