SEPTEMBER 11, 2018 (COLUMBUS, NEB.) The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) will conduct surprise commercial vehicle inspections today, Tuesday, September 11, from 8:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. in Platte County.
The morning inspections will be conducted in Columbus at two locations: Ag Park, at 10th Avenue and 15th Street, and at Pawnee Plunge Water Park. In the afternoon, troopers will patrol roads throughout the surrounding area.
The inspections are performed by the Metropolitan Aggressive and Preventative Selective (MAPS) Team, which is funded largely by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Troopers assigned to the Carrier Enforcement Division of the Nebraska State Patrol check for compliance with federal safety regulations and enforce laws pertaining to weight, size, registration, and permits associated with commercial vehicles (trucks, semi-trailers, and buses).
The MAPS Team was implemented in 1998 and consists of troopers from the Nebraska State Patrols Carrier Enforcement Division. On average, 20-24 troopers work each MAPS event.