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Sarpy County Surprise Truck Inspection Results


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May 19, 2017 (Sarpy County, Neb.)  — The Nebraska State Patrol conducted surprise commercial vehicle inspections yesterday, Thursday, May 18, in Sarpy County. The surprise inspections target commercial vehicles that might not travel outside the city or pass through weigh stations as part of their regular routes.

During the special enforcement effort, the Metropolitan Aggressive and Prevention Selective (MAPS) Teams conducted 94 inspections, discovered 336 violations, and took 38 vehicles out of service (not allowed to continue on the road). Vehicles are placed out of service for a variety of reasons relating to bad brakes or tires, or other problems that pose immediate safety risks. In addition, 5 drivers were taken out of service (not allowed to continue driving) for No Commercial Driver’s License -CDL (2), Driving During Suspension (2) and an Alcohol Violation in a Commercial Vehicle (1).  Officers issued a total of $6280 in fines.

“The MAPS Team ensures truck operators who rarely leave the city limits are maintaining their vehicles and abiding by safety regulations,” said Colonel Brad Rice, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “While most truck owners and operators share our concern for safety, we know some think they can ignore safety standards as long as they avoid the weigh stations. The MAPS Team extends our reach into cities and towns across the state.”

This was the third MAPS Team event of 2017. Surprise inspections are planned from spring through fall in cities and towns across Nebraska.

The MAPS Team is funded largely by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Troopers check for compliance with federal safety regulations and enforce laws pertaining to weight, size, registration, dyed fuels, and permits associated with commercial vehicles. The MAPS Team was implemented in 1998 and consists of troopers from the Nebraska State Patrol Carrier Enforcement Division. On average, 20-24 troopers work each MAPS event. ###

Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Schwarten, Acting Public Information Officer

(402) 479-4063

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