Recruit Class 52 -- Week 5
Monday – Wednesday, April 2, 2012 – April 4, 2012
Recruit class 52 spent three days in the field this week. Ten recruits were stationed at the four port of entry weigh stations (Tilford, Sioux Falls, Sisseton, and Jefferson). They received in depth training on conducting inspections, determining overweight trucks, issuing permits, and issuing citations. The three recruits who came to the academy with extensive knowledge of the motor carrier field were stationed with troopers on the road at their respective duty stations (Rapid City, Pierre, and Sioux Falls). On Wednesday afternoon, Class 52 traveled back to the academy to finish out the week.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Recruit Class 52 started the day with thorough room inspections conducted by Sergeant Brown. Following inspections, the recruits met with Lieutenant Broers and Sergeant Brown in the classroom to review motor carrier laws. They reviewed the formulas that are used to determine legal weight on axles and size limitations on various vehicle configurations. They also discussed various rules and regulations pertaining to log books and vehicle permit requirements. After supper, Class 52 met with Troopers Kvistad, Kurtz, and Eberhart to take a short four-mile run while reviewing traffic codes. They made various stops along the way incorporating sprints, push-ups, and flutter kicks.
Friday, April 6, 2012
Recruit Class 52 began the day with room inspection conducted by Sergeant Brown. The recruits then went to the classroom for a brief final review followed by the Motor Carrier exam which brought the week of fun to an end. Recruit Class 52 would like to thank the Inspectors, Troopers, and Sergeants who helped them through the blissful week of Motor Carrier.
Recruit Olson runs scales at Tilford Port of Entry.
Tilford Port “overweight” Tonka
Recruit Moser learns how to weigh trucks.
Lieutenant Broers demonstrates artistry with bridge charts.
Class 52 goes on a group run.
Class 52 does push-ups, their "regular friends,” on the steps of the Capitol.
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