violations

S.D. adds Drivewyze bypass

The smartphone-based bypass service is now available in 545 locations in 34 states, including some mobile inspection sites. More data here on South Dakota inspection rankings.

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Light-sensitive: Ohio the No. 1 state for light violations

Lights can go out when you’re running, but some drivers contend "a lot of these lights are off before the trip starts.” If you don’t catch them, you can bet that if your run takes you through Ohio, somebody else will.

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Indiana’s vanishing clean inspections, further speed scrutiny

Indiana ranks No. 5 nationwide for the smallest percentage of clean inspections.

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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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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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Finding fault: Where inspections are toughest

This month in the Standout States series we look at Connecticut, which might get the most proverbial "bang" for its inspection buck with the highest number of violations per inspection on average – and the lowest percentage of clean inspections.

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