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DOT Violations Issued by State in September 2022

Oct 23, 2022 2:46:04 PM / by Mike Riegel posted in Fines, FMCSA, DOT

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In September 2022 the DOT executed 262,785 inspections and issued 137,212 violations across the US. We take a look at the numbers of inspections and violations that were held in each state and see which FMCSA BASIC measure they enforced the most.

The violations are grouped together based on which BASIC category that they fall under. Some violations do not fall under a specific BASIC category and were not counted in the tables.

The "Vehicle Maintenance" category took the largest share of overall violations with 84,705 violations accounting for over 60% of the total violations issued in the US.

Read below to see how many inspections your state started and and how many of those inspections turned into violations.

 

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What can you expect during a DOT audit

Jul 21, 2022 1:45:31 PM / by Jacquelyn Pack posted in Fines, Fleet, FMCSA, DOT

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DOT audits can be a nerve-wracking experience for any carrier, whether you have a fleet with multiple vehicles or you're an owner-operator. However, you should always be prepared for one. Being prepared is to know what a DOT audit is, what exactly triggers one, and what to expect when one happens.  

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What is a CSA score and how is it calculated?

Jun 20, 2022 2:45:00 PM / by Jacquelyn Pack posted in Overloaded, Overweight ticket, Fines

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CSA scores can be a factor in the success or failure of a carrier. They impact potential revenue, insurance rates, and even recruitment. So, what exactly is a CSA score? What goes into CSA score? How can a CSA score impact your business? And what exactly can you do to improve your CSA score?

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Top 7 Violations Issued for November 2021

Dec 13, 2021 1:16:42 PM / by Mike Riegel posted in Tires, Safety, Fines

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The month of November saw a surprising reduction of overall violations issued for the year. There were a total of 184,381 violations issued for November 2021 which is 79% below the monthly average of 863,707 violations issued for the entire year of 2021. This is also a big drop in violations issued for the same time last year which came in at 825,155 violations issued. 

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Using the FMCSA's DataQ to dispute DOT violations

Aug 23, 2021 1:50:28 PM / by Tiffney Lopez posted in ELDs, Fines, FMCSA, DOT, DataQ

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