Top 15 most intense states for maintenance, brake violations

Dec 13, 2020

Even with the long-underway priority drift toward an emphasis on traffic enforcement in the truck-enforcement community writ large, violations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations as captured on inspection reports remained dominated by vehicle-related violations. In 2019, as in prior years, more than 70% of all violations written nationally were for items that contribute to carriers’ scores/rankings in the Vehicle Maintenance Behavioral Analysis and Safety Improvement (BASIC) category under CSA. Though lip service is continually paid to the importance of driver behavior in crashes, for inspectors the vehicle clearly remains a priority — the percentage share of maintenance-related violations, as shown above, actually rose between 2016 and 2018, before falling slightly last year.

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Posted by: Pat Monks