Surprise Inspections In Scottsbluff, Sidney Each Take 2 Commercial Trucks Off The Road


        Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol Carrier Enforcement Division conducted surprise commercial vehicle inspections this week in Scottsbluff and the surrounding area.

     Surprise inspections are held across the state, targeting commercial vehicles that might not travel outside a city or pass through weigh stations on their regular routes.

Troopers check for compliance with federal safety regulations and enforce laws pertaining to weight, size, registration, dyed fuels, and permits associated with commercial vehicles.

      Members of the MAPS – Metropolitan Aggressive and Prevention Selective – Team conducted 7 vehicle inspections during the Scottsbluff inspections..

      They discovered 28 violations of state or federal rules and took 2 vehicles out of service, not allowing them to return to the road, for a variety of reasons such as bad brakes or bad tires. No drivers were placed out of service. 

     The MAPS Team, funded largely by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, was implemented in 1998 and consists of troopers from the Nebraska State Patrol Carrier Enforcement Division.