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Columbus Surprise Truck Inspections

JUNE 14, 2017 (Columbus, Neb.)  — The Nebraska State Patrol conducted surprise commercial vehicle
inspections today, Wednesday, June 14 in Columbus. 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) Team
conducted 61 inspections, discovered 237 violations, and took 30 vehicles out of service (not allowed to return
to 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, one driver was taken out of service (not allowed to
continue driving) for No Valid Driver’s License. Officers issued a total of $3,775 in fines.

The MAPS Team conducts surprise inspections throughout the year, with more scheduled from the 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.



Cody Thomas – Public Relations Director
(402) 479-4985


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