The map above shows seven states ranking in the 2015 top 10 for a high percentage of tire violations, calculated as a share of total violations, and also in the top 10 states for maintenance/equipment-related violations overall. All such violations, accounting for by far the largest share of all violations written by inspectors nationwide, contribute to carrier scoring in the Vehicle Maintenance BASIC in the current categorical structure of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability program.
See below for the full tire-violations top 10:
The top 10 toughest states on tires (orange), with maintenance overall included (blue)
Percentages represent the violation category’s share of total issued violations within the state.
Some states, such as perennially hours-heavy Oregon, show an uncommon focus on tires with a relatively low focus on equipment/maintenance overall, while equipment-violation leaders California, Texas and Mississippi are intensely focused on equipment, clearly.