inspections

San Antonio inspector charged for taking bribes from trucking co. for clean inspections

The officer, identified as 42-year-old Daniel Schmitt, allegedly was paid $7,400 by Texas Chrome Transport to give the company “higher than normal passing grades” on the inspections.

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On the scene: Roadcheck 2016 sights from a Mississippi scale house

Overdrive spent some time with the Mississippi Department of Transportation at the westbound Kewanee weigh station on I-20/59 as Roadcheck 2016 kicked off Tuesday morning, detailed in the photos here.

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POLL: Have hours of service violations been an issue for your business?

With more states showing evidence of ramping up hours of service enforcement in recent years, have violations been an issue for your business?

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Nationwide inspection blitz runs Tuesday-Thursday

In addition to their focus on full Level I inspections, inspectors will focus on tires, too. They'll be measuring tire tread depth, checking tire pressure, checking to make sure no items are lodged between dual tires and examining the overall condition of the tires to ensure no deep cuts or bulges exist in the sidewalls.

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SFD’s ties to the ‘discredited’ CSA SMS: Just one ‘fatal flaw’ in safety-rating rulemaking, coalition argues

Got CSA fatigue? This one's sure to tire you out, but take heed: the coalition of mostly small carrier-interest groups that's been active this past year on a variety of regulatory fronts sees numerous problems in the FMCSA's SFD proposal.

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The Roadcheck effect, take two: 10 toughest states for tire violations

Analysis of data from calendar year 2015 shows a marked "Roadcheck effect" for June inspections, much more pronounced than that seen in a similar 2014 analysis. Roadcheck 2016 is set for next week. Are you prepared?

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2016 out-of-service criteria changes in effect

New out-of-service criteria having to do with lighting power supply, objects lodged between dual tires, the steering mechanism and more are part of CVSA 2016 OOS criteria.

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Performance-based brake testers (PBBTs) and liquid freight

If you haul liquid bulk, whether in a tanker or in totes, the difficulty of obtaining accurate weights at each wheel end with a PBBT during inspection often produces errors in readings.

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CVSA ad hoc committee hashing out an ‘electronic inspection’ definition

Defining the parameters of a potential new North American Standard Electronic Inspection could pave the way for such inspections to then be considered for credit within the CSA scoring system.

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‘A broken system’: Small fleet owner on CSA, SFD reliance on roadside inspections, violations

Hazmat, securement violations for a two-gallon tote holding spare oil? Check. Bob Delullo's thoughts on CSA and the proposed SFD rule are a variation on the "garbage in, garbage out" phrase to describe systems doomed by the component parts on which they are based.

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