Local Truck Inspections Held in Grand Island


Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Carrier Enforcement Division conducted local commercial vehicle inspections Wednesday, June 5th, in Grand Island, Nebraska.

During this effort, the Metropolitan Aggressive and Prevention Selective (MAPS) Team conducted 49 vehicle inspections. Troopers discovered 136 violations of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and state law. Troopers placed 17 vehicles out of service (not allowed to return to the road). Additionally, troopers placed 4 drivers out of service.

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. Troopers issued a total of 25 citations during the effort.

During the inspections, troopers also issued a total of 19 CVSA decals. The decals indicate that the vehicle did not have any immediate safety issues.

These local inspections focus on commercial vehicles that may not pass-through weigh stations as part of their regular routes.

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.