Kentucky State Police

Bypass systems reduce inspection likelihood

Bypass systems work well for carriers with a good safety-performance history to help them avoid the extra scrutiny rolling over the scales gets a truck and its driver.

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Inconsistent enforcement: Insist on inspection, not citation

The way the DataQs challenge system is working suggests conventional wisdom about citations and CSA scores is flawed, with the issue of unfinished clean inspections looming larger for carriers looking to improve CSA scores.

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Inconsistent enforcement: CSA’s heat index

State inspection intensity ratings range from Maryland, where 32 inspections per lane-mile of National Highway System were conducted during CSA's first two year, to Idaho, where only two inspections per lane-mile were done.

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11 die in I-65 collision

A March 26 accident on Interstate 65 in Kentucky left 11 dead after a tractor-trailer crossed the median, then collided with a passenger van before it crashed into a rock wall and caught fire. Investigators do not yet know why the truck crossed the median, said Trooper Charles Swiney of the Kentucky State Police. Two children, ages 4 and 5, survived the accident. The crash involving the 15-seat passenger van occurred at 5:15 a.m. CDT near Munfordville, ...

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