WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), a member of the Senate Commerce Committee and chairman of the Subcommittee on Transportation and Safety, released the following statement after the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) received $1.28 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT).

“The Nebraska State Patrol is critical to protecting Nebraskans and enforcing the laws on the road that keep us safe. I am pleased that NSP received this important grant. It will allow them to cooperate closely with other agencies to make the truck screening process more effective and efficient,” said Senator Fischer.

“The Nebraska State Patrol has had a tremendous partnership with the FMCSA for a number of years and this grant will further that effort for years to come,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “This grant will allow NSP to install the Intelligent Roadside Operations Computer system at the Highway 2 weigh station at Nebraska City, similar to the system already in place at I-80 weigh stations at North Platte and Waverly. This technology upgrade enhances the weigh-in-motion system and will allow more trucks that are operating safely to bypass the weigh station and keep their important freight moving. We’d like to thank Senator Fischer for her dedication to the transportation industry and traffic safety.”

More Information on the Grant: 

The grant of $1,286,900 will allow NSP to install the iROC system in Nebraska City similar to those at the Waverly and North Platte eastbound facilities. This system includes a DOT reader, license plate reader, tire pressure detection, and an updated Weigh in Motion.  This information is collected and sorted by a system called iROC which screens trucks more effectively and efficiently.  This will allow vehicles to be screened on the mainline and not needed to pull into weigh stations. This system represents a cooperative effort between the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Nebraska Department of Transportation (DoT), Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), and NSP.