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Troopers only inspected 26 trucks but found 124 violations during surprise blitz


Officers with the Nebraska State Patrol uncovered more than 100 violations during a round of surprise truck inspections on Wednesday.

The surprise commercial vehicle inspection effort was carried out by the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Carrier Enforcement Division in Lincoln on Wednesday, June 16.

During the single day effort, troopers conducted 26 inspections and uncovered 124 violations of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and state law. Troopers say that 29 of those violations were severe enough to warrant an out-of-service order.

Additionally, three drivers were taken out-of-service for various violations.

Ten of the inspected vehicles or trailers were presented with a CVSA (Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance), indicating the vehicle had no critical safety violations.

The Nebraska State Patrol routinely conducts surprise inspections to target “commercial vehicles that might not travel outside the city or pass through weigh stations as part of their regular routes.”


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