CSA’s Data Trail

Staying ahead of the inspectors

Under CSA, you don't want to take any chances about whether your equipment will pass inspection. This story rounds up coverage on a wealth of maintenance topics in Overdrive in recent years.

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The Golden State: CHP’s relationship with CARB

The California Highway Patrol and the California Air Resources Board aren’t exactly birds of a feather, say CHP reps.

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Truckers’ top 10 most favorable states for clean inspections

Somewhat surprisingly given the state's reputation for being tough on truckers, California is near the top of the list of the most-favorable states when it comes to clean inspections. STATES WITH THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF CLEAN INSPECTIONS 1) Mississippi -- Violations per inspection (VPI): 0.84 2) Montana -- VPI: 0.86 3) North Dakota -- VPI: 0.89 4) California -- VPI: 0.88 5) Tennessee -- VPI: 0.92 6) South Dakota -- VPI: 0.86 7) West Virginia -- VPI: 1.11 8) Delaware -- VPI: 0.87 9) Nevada -- VPI: 1.15 10) North Carolina -- VPI: 1.22 States are ranked according ...

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The Golden State: Inspection fanatic or truckers’ best friend?

California's reputation as being tough on truckers continues with its No. 2 position in the inspection intensity rankings. At once, the Golden State near highest share of clean inspections begs the question...

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The seven-state speed trap

All of the contiguous states mapped above show speeding among the top six violation priorities in the state. Explore the West Virginia-to-Nebraska lane's violation metrics here.

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Decreasing inspections: Georgia’s numbers fall

The state dialed back on overall inspections from 81,183 in 2013 to 69,188 in 2014, a 15 percent decline. According to state officials, such a level may not hold as it focuses on doing more with less.

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Decreasing inspections, enforcement variability as movement against CSA gains steam

With Roadcheck ramping up Tuesday, June 2, Overdrive's annual update to the winding CSA's Data Trail shows a downward national inspection intensity trend, though some key states move in the opposite direction.

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How to: Influence enforcement actions at roadside

Some things are obvious -- "take pride in your stuff," says one officer -- others not so, when it comes to managing encounters with officers, whether at roadside or in a weigh station inspection barn.

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‘Discretion’ is a big word ……

What you do throughout your encounters with motor carrier enforcement officers may end up having a lot to do with the ending picture in the inspection report.

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Geographically undesirable: Q&A with Indiana, S.C. enforcement reps

Efficacy and fairness of the federal CSA program questioned given broad geographical differences in approaches to enforcement. More from this candid talk at TCA's Safety/Security Division meet.

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