GRAND ISLAND- In a release from the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP), it was announced that Trooper John Hadaway captured first place honors in the Nebraska Inspector Championships that were held last weekend in Grand Island.
Trooper Hadaway is a 12-year veteran of NSP, stationed in Broken Bow and assigned to the Carrier Enforcement Division. Fellow Trooper Tim Baumann, who has served with NSP since 1996 stationed out of Nebraska City, finished as runner-up.
The Nebraska Inspector Championships are an annual event as part of the Nebraska Truck Driving Championships. Each participant goes through a table-top exercise, various hands-on inspections, and a personal interview. The event hasn’t been held since 2019 because of COVID-19 concerns in 2020 and 2021.
Trooper Hadaway will now represent Nebraska at the North American Inspector Championships (NAIC) in Indianapolis, Indiana, from August 15-19. During the NAIC, inspectors from across North America are tested in a series of timed events, in which they demonstrate their knowledge of the North American Standard Inspection Program.
In addition to the competition, each inspector receives training on the latest safety information, technology, standards, and inspection procedures. The NAIC is held in conjunction with the American Trucking Association National Truck Driving Championships.