The Nebraska State Patrol, with the assistance from the Omaha Police Department, conducted surprise commercial vehicle inspections today, Wednesday, April 16, in Omaha. The surprise inspections target commercial vehicles that might not travel outside the city or pass through weigh stations as part of their regular routes.

During the special enforcement effort, the Metropolitan Aggressive and Prevention Selective (MAPS) Teams conducted 77 inspections, discovered 407 violations, and took 38 vehicles out of service (not allowed to continue on the road). 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. In addition, four drivers were taken out of service (not allowed to continue driving) for No Operator’s License (1), No Commercial Driver’s License (3). Officers issued a total of $7,600 in fines.