Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol Carrier Enforcement Division conduct surprise commercial vehicle inspections in Sarpy County.
Troopers were assisted Wednesday and Thursday by the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office.
The focus Thursday was on La Vista;
During the special enforcement effort, the Metropolitan Aggressive and Prevention Selective Team carried out 19 vehicle inspections.
Troopers presented Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance stickers to six vehicles throughout the day, emblematic of the vehicle having no critical safety violations.
Troopers did discover 66 violations of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and state law.
They placed nine vehicles out of service.
The NSP says vehicles are placed out of service for a variety of reasons, like bad brakes, tires, or other immediate safety risks.
No drivers were placed out of service in the Sarpy operation this week.
The surprise inspections focus on commercial vehicles that might not travel outside the city or go through weigh stations as part of their regular routes.
The Patrol says additional operations will be held across the state during this Summer travel season.
The MAPS Team is funded largely by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Troopers check for compliance with federal safety regulations and enforce laws on weight, size, registration, dyed fuels, and permits associated with commercial vehicles.
(Pictures from Nebraska State Patrol)