10 toughest states for hours of service violations

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Updated Jan 12, 2021

Previously in this series: An hours of service ‘secret weapon’ in Kansas

Percentages above indicate the number of hours of service violations in each state figured as a percentage of that state’s overall violation totals. Source: 2017 federal data analyzed by RigDig Business Intelligence (rigdig.com/bi).Percentages above indicate the number of hours of service violations in each state figured as a percentage of that state’s overall violation totals. Source: 2017 federal data analyzed by RigDig Business Intelligence (rigdig.com/bi).

Arkansas has been atop this list now for four years since overtaking the previous perennial toughest hours-violation state, Oregon, in 2014. Since then, other states between Arkansas and the Pacific Northwest have joined the party around hours of service violations, even as hours violations nationally have declined. The list ranks states by hours violations as a share of all violations.

For a report on the unique hours of service situation this year, given enforcement of the ELD mandate has begun, and how the state rankings have changed, follow this link to our “Some pain amidst the gains” special report from the August issue. The story shows how enforcers are handling ELD-related infractions, device malfunctions and hours violations in the new logbook era.

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