Nebraska State Patrol conducted surprise commercial-vehicle inspections near Fremont on Wednesday and near Columbus earlier this week.
The special enforcement operation, conducted by the NSP Metropolitan Aggressive and Prevention Selective (MAPS) Team, specifically targeted commercial vehicles that don't regularly operate outside those two cities or have the opportunity to pass through weigh stations, according to an NSP release summarizing the results in both locations.
At these inspections, Troopers check for compliance with federal safety regulations and enforce laws pertaining to weight, size, registration, dyed fuels, and permits associated with commercial vehicles, according to the release.
This week's inspections yielded the following results:
- 84 vehicles were inspected.
- 234 violations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety (FMCS) were found.
- 32 vehicles were taken out of service.
- 4 drivers were taken off the road for not having proper CDL licensing.
- $4,500 in fines were issued.
- 41 CVSA stickers, indicating the vehicle has passed inspection, were awarded. The stickers are valid for at least three months.
About 20-24 Troopers from the NSP Carrier Enforcement Division work each NSP MAPS Team events. MAPS is funded by the FMCS.