FREMONT, Neb. -- The Nebraska State Patrol troopers with the Carrier Enforcement Division held surprise commercial vehicle inspections in Fremont and the surrounding area in Dodge County today.

NSP said the Metropolitan Aggressive and Prevention Selective (MAPS) Team did 47 vehicle inspections and the troopers gave a CVSA (Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance) sticker to 22 vehicles throughout the day, showing that the vehicle had no critical safety violations.

Officers said the trooped found 144 violations of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and state law. Troopers placed six vehicles out of service, meaning they are not allowed to return to the road. Vehicles are reportedly placed out of service for many reasons relating to bad brakes or tires, or other problems that pose immediate safety risks. One driver was placed out of service.

NSP said the MAPS team performed inspections in Norfolk, Columbus, and Fremont throughout the week. A total of 123 inspections found more than 500 violations of state and federal regulations. Troopers gave CVSA stickers to a total of 50 vehicles and placed 42 vehicles out of service.

Officials said the surprise inspections focus on commercial vehicles that might not travel outside the city or pass-through weigh stations as part of their regular routes.