We welcome fleet vehicles at A & D. We can perform the service and repairs to keep your vehicles moving and productive. We understand the impact a disabled vehicle can have to your business so we allow time in our scheduling to make room for higher priorities to fleet vehicles. In addition to our services mentioned above, we perform State DOT Safety Inspections to keep you safe and legal (see article below).
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEBRASKA STATE PATROL Contact: Deb Collins 402-479-4985 www.nsp.state.ne.us May 30, 2007
Omaha Surprise Truck Inspection Results
(Lincoln, NE) – The Nebraska State Patrol, with assistance from the Omaha Police Department, conducted surprise commercial vehicle inspections today, Monday, May 30, 2007, 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 Preventive Selective (MAPS) Team conducted 158 inspections, discovered 443 violations, and took 59 vehicles out of service (not allowed to continue on the road). Vehicles are placed out of service for violations relating to bad brakes or tires, or other problems that pose immediate safety risks. In addition, three drivers were taken out of service (not allowed to continue driving). Officers issued a total of $9,185.00 in fines.
“The MAPS Team ensures truck operators who rarely leave the city limits are maintaining their vehicles and abiding by safety regulations,” said Colonel Bryan Tuma, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “While most truck owners and operators share our concern for safety, we know some think they can ignore safety standards as long as they avoid the weigh stations. The MAPS Team extends our reach into cities and towns across the state.”
This was the third MAPS Team event of 2007. Inspections have also been conducted in Lincoln and Grand Island this year. More surprise inspections are planned throughout the summer in cities and towns across Nebraska.
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 fuel, and permits associated with commercial vehicles. The MAPS Team was implemented in 1998 and consists of 36 troopers from the Nebraska State Patrol Carrier Enforcement Division. An average 20-25 troopers work each MAPS event.
A & D Auto-Truck Service 5940 Colfax Avenue Lincoln, NE 68507 402-464-3211