Nebraska troopers surprise truck drivers with inspections for second day in a row

Over half of the inspections resulted in an out of service order.

Nebraska troopers surprise truck drivers with inspections for second day in a row

Nebraska State Police (NSP) stung truck drivers with a second day back-to-back day of surprise inspections.

On Wednesday, May 23, troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol Carrier Enforcement Division conducted surprise commercial vehicle inspections in Sarpy County, once again targeting drivers who might not travel outside the city or pass through weigh stations as part of their regular routes.

From a news release from NSP:

During the special enforcement effort, the Metropolitan Aggressive and Prevention Selective (MAPS) Team conducted 82 vehicle inspections, discovered 261 violations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and state law, and took 28 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 post immediate safety risks. Troopers also placed 13 drivers out of service for no CDL (5), no driver’s license (4), no log book (1), and three were arrested on outstanding warrants. Troopers also issued $6,285 in citations and found a carrier that was operating on a Federal Out of Service Order and that vehicle was towed.

On Tuesday, May 23, Nebraska troopers performed surprise CMV inspections in the Lincoln area. They inspected 110 CMVs, and placed 45 trucks and five drivers out of service.

NSP troopers often conduct surprise inspections on back to back days. Last year, there were surprise inspections in Lincoln on Tuesday, May 16, in Omaha on Wednesday, May 17, and then again in Sarpy County on Thursday, May 18.

More surprise inspections are planned from now through the fall.