Police Department

Commercial Vehicle Unit (CVU)

To report an accident or other incident requiring immediate police assistance, DIAL 911 or:

Ben Franklin Bridge:
(856) 968-3301

Walt Whitman Bridge:
(215) 218-3701

Commodore Barry Bridge:
(856) 241-4801

Betsy Ross Bridge:
(856) 317-5901

(856) 963-7995

In 2003, the Delaware River Port Authority Police Department's Commercial Vehicle Unit (DRPA PD CVU) was created to enforce commercial motor carrier regulations, including weights and measures. The intention, which still exists today, was to coordinate awareness of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP) between the four Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) bridges connecting Pennsylvania and New Jersey, using a strategy of education, regulatory oversight, and enforcement to prevent crashes and save lives.

The objective of the unit is to reduce commercial motor vehicle accidents through the enforcement of motor carrier safety regulations; to protect DRPA roadways from unnecessary damage by securing compliance with state laws regulating the weight of commercial vehicles; to ensure equitable payment of commercial vehicle registration fees by enforcement of registration laws; to protect the rights, privileges, and safety of the general public in the use of DRPA roadways by securing compliance with traffic laws and regulations applicable to the operation of all vehicles. The result of enforcement by the unit is a reduction of motor vehicle crashes related to commercial vehicles on all four DRPA bridges.

Unlike other commercial vehicle units in the Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey area, the police department's status as a bi-state law enforcement agency allows for commercial vehicle enforcement in dual states. Therefore, DRPA PD CVU officers are trained, certified, and authorized to inspect and enforce motor carrier regulations in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and State of New Jersey. Additionally, the enforcement and education efforts by DRPA PD CVU assist the organization in maintaining safe passageways within its areas of responsibility.