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A silver lining: Clean inspections on the rise
In Overdrive’s annual CSA’s Data Trail update, after a few years of decline in the totals overall, inspections increased by more than 4 percent. Fortunately for operators, those additional thousands of inspections can be attributed in part to an influx of inspections that contained no violation.
December 27, 2017
Trends in violations, inspections move in truckers’ favor
Since year 2012, when the violation-free inspection percentage was below 40 percent, while the total number of inspections has remained relatively level and even fallen a little, violation-free inspection numbers have grown considerably, by more than 18 percent.
November 2, 2017
The 18 states that issue more violations per inspection than the national average
In any of these states, it’s most likely that if you get inspected you’ll walk away with a violation. All of them write more than 1.7 per every individual inspection, with Connecticut at the top of the list with more than 3.
November 17, 2016
Top 10 toughest states for tire violations
Oregon, Texas and North Carolina lead the tire-violations rankings, the latter two also showing an uncommonly strong focus on maintenance/equipment-related violations overall. Peruse more nationally ranked data on equipment violations here.
October 11, 2016
North Carolina enforcement: Where officer discretion can help
Professionalism at roadside can go a long way in influencing enforcement actions in North Carolina. The highway patrol there isn’t, by and large, “looking to jam up guys who are decent,” operators note. More in this CSA’s Data Trail profile of the state, by the numbers.
October 10, 2016
‘Border effect’ on inspections: Update
Among the four states on the U.S.-Mexico border, inspection numbers overall are among the highest in the nation. All four states rank in the top 10 for inspection intensity.
September 12, 2016
Common ground: New Mexico’s inspection-heavy enforcement program
Capt. Greg Kerr of the New Mexico Department of Public Safety’s truck-enforcement unit has thoughts about highway safety that truck drivers may find familiar and sensible. Chiefly: He understands that four-wheelers are ‘part of the problem’ with safety.
September 9, 2016
Inspections: Top 10 states where enforcement’s hot
Maryland and California maintain the No. 1 and No. 2 spots atop the list of the most-intense states for total inspections, measured per lane-mile of National Highway System in the state’s borders.
July 13, 2016
Overdrive Senior Editor Todd Dills wins three major journalism awards
Overdrive and Senior Editor Todd Dills won Best Series for CSA’s Data Trail, a continuation of the series that received business-to-business media’s highest honor, the Grand Neal, in 2014. He also won Neals for Best Data Journalist and Best Range of Work.
April 4, 2016
Roadside heat waning in Illinois
After a focus on moving violations led to a dramatic climb up Overdrive’s state inspection-intensity rankings in 2014, the Illinois State Police show signs of backing off.
November 24, 2015
No breaks for brakes: Virginia State Police lead the nation in brake violation focus
The latest in Overdrive's CSA's Data Trail series shows a no-frills approach to inspections also puts Virginia near the top for maintenance violations overall.
October 30, 2015
Inspection hot zone along the southern border
No area of the country shows such a contiguous grouping of high-inspection-intensity states as the four states lining the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border.
September 29, 2015
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