The Nebraska State Patrol conducted surprise commercial vehicle inspections on Wednesday in Sidney. The inspection targeted 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 34 inspections, discovered 101 violations, and took 10 vehicles out of service. Vehicles are placed out of service for a variety of reasons; including bad brakes, bad tires, or other problems that pose immediate safety risks. In addition, one driver was taken out of service for not having a CDL. Officers today issued a total of $1,850 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.
This was the 11th MAPS Team event of 2016, and the first in the Panhandle this year. Surprise inspections are planned from spring through fall in cities and towns across Nebraska.