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Photo gallery: Inspections

A thorough examination.

Safety inspections and enforcement of weight limits for commercial motor vehicles have always been major responsibilities for the agency since its inception. State Patrol inspectors through the years have been in the forefront of making large trucks safer on Wisconsin highways and protecting roadway infrastructure from overweight vehicles. They were even called on to weigh a semi tractor-trailer unit transporting the "World’s Biggest Block of Cheese" from Wisconsin to the New York World's Fair in 1964.

Inspecting the truck carrying the “World’s Largest Block of Cheese” from Wisconsin to New York for the World’s Fair in 1964.

Weighing trucks through the years protects the roadway infrastructure.


Annual school bus inspections have protected children.   The State Patrol has years of experience in working with drivers and bus companies to improve safety.

An early roadside weigh station.

The work of an inspector requires diligence and expertise.

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Last modified: January 29, 2014

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