inspections

Best way to avoid inspection in Indiana: Slow down

With speeding accounting for nearly half of all moving-type infractions marked on inspection reports in 2013, Indiana ranks first in the nation for those violations.

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The regs: Threading the needle through 2014

Part 2 in this Channel 19 year in review highlights the most-read stories from the blog this year having to do with regulations -- and their enforcement. CARB, insurance, CSA, hours...

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CSA program not ‘meeting the goal’

If you think the FMCSA’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability program has misdirected carriers’ safety focus in a big way, you’ll find a friend in Oregon DOT's David McKane.

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Top states for hours violations

Oregon ranks No. 1 in hours enforcement. Of the No. 2 state in hours enforcement, Wyoming, says Oregon enforcement, data-sharing is high. Find the top 15 states here.

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Oregon: An edge on hours

The state of Oregon is known among owner-operators for more than its scenic mountain passes and rocky coast: Oregon’s weight-distance tax data sharpens its focus on log violations.

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Some readers show favor for the public visibility of CSA’s carrier scores

And what about drivers' information? some readers ask as broad swathes of trucking industry representatives call for hiding carrier CSA scores.

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Don’t mess with Texas: Focusing on the truck and not the trucker to roll back crashes

Only two of the states with the biggest truck-involved fatality-crash problems show a percentage of maintenance violations above the 2013 national average of 72.6 percent – Virginia and Texas.

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Attitude the key to roadside inspections, says CVSA head, who pushes inspections’ effectiveness

Clean roadside inspections and overall safety success depend on good company culture, says CVSA head Stephen Keppler. The average amount of downtime for a truck placed out of service in a roadside inspection is 8.5 hours, Keppler said, which can have a “significant impact” on a trucking business.

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Don’t mess with Texas: No. 1 for maintenance violations

If you’re running through the Lone Star State, don’t skimp on pre-trip inspections. No other state issues a higher percentage of maintenance violations.

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Mailbag: Tough inspectors a cost of doing business?

Reaching into the electronic mailbag: owner-operator Joe Bielucki of Connecticut reports from the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

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