The Nebraska State Patrol’s latest round of surprise truck inspections in Sidney resulted in almost one in three inspected trucks being placed out of service.
The inspections took place yesterday. Officers conducted 34 truck inspections and placed 10 trucks out of service for safety issues including faulty brakes. The State Patrol also placed one truck driver out of service because he did not have valid CDL.
Inspectors say that they found 101 violations on the 34 trucks inspected and issued fines totaling $1,850.
This was the eleventh round of surprise commercial vehicle inspections in the state so far this year. In late April, the Nebraska State Patrol conducted two surprise inspection campaigns in three days and placed almost half of inspected trucks out of service both days.
Troopers say that the surprise inspections are intended to catch truckers who deliberately avoid weigh stations.
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