Surprise commercial vehicle inspections conducted by Sarpy County Law enforcement officials in Nebraska recently found more than 350 safety guideline violations. Commercial vehicles were suspended from service for a number of safety violations including brake and tire flaws and performance issues that endanger the safety of their drivers and others sharing the road. Five commercial vehicle drivers were also suspended from service for various violations of commercial licensing protocol. Fines totaling almost $5,500 were issued to commercial motorists in the one day targeted enforcement effort. The Metropolitan Aggressive and Prevention Selective Teams inspections are conducted in order to ensure commercial vehicles that don’t typically pass through weigh stations abide by the same regulations governing long distance commercial vehicles with routes requiring routine inspections, according to a statement issued by a representative from the Nebraska State Patrol. These inspections, 96 in all, were conducted by the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office with the cooperation of the Nebraska State Patrol, targeting commercial vehicles that may regularly escape the attention of state inspectors because they typically remain inside city limits and do not often travel through weigh stations on highways. The Sarpy County inspections marked the third such focused enforcement effort conducted by the Metropolitan Aggressive and Prevention Selective Teams in Nebraska this year. Over the course of one day’s inspections, representatives of the Metropolitan Aggressive and Prevention Selective Teams performed 96 inspections and discovered 355 violations, requiring 39 vehicles to be taken off the road.