Sarpy County Commercial Vehicle Inspection Results

Sarpy County Commercial Vehicle Inspection Results

August 16, 2019
(Omaha, NE)
Trooper Kevin Kern

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Carrier Enforcement Division, with the assistance of the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office, conducted surprise commercial vehicle inspections today, August 16, 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) Team conducted 40 vehicle inspections. Troopers presented a CVSA (Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance) sticker to two vehicles throughout the day, indicating the vehicle had no critical safety violations.

Troopers discovered 259 violations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and state law, and took 21 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. Troopers also placed four drivers out of service for no CDL (3) and no operator’s license (1). Three drivers were also cited for using a phone while operating a commercial motor vehicle. Troopers issued $4,395 in citations.

In addition to the vehicle inspections, troopers patrolled areas throughout Sarpy County, including a focus near school zones in the morning. Troopers issued 15 warnings or citations for speeding and several others for various violations.

The MAPS Team will conduct special enforcement operations in several Nebraska communities throughout the summer months.  

The MAPS Team in 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.