YORK, NEB. — The Nebraska State Patrol conducted surprise commercial vehicle inspections, Thursday, June 15 in York. 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 17 inspections, discovered 80 violations, and took 9 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. Officers issued a total of $1,560 in fines.
The MAPS Team conducted three surprise inspections this week, totaling 143 inspections, 518 violations discovered, 65 vehicles taken out of service, and five drivers taken out of service. In total, officers issued $8,720 in fines over the three days of MAPS inspections.
NSP will have more MAPS enforcements 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.