Jeff Langloss, federal program manager for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in the state of Texas, during his “CSA: Pre- and Post-trip Inpection” seminar at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, drove home the importance of the driver in carriers’ Vehicle Maintenance BASIC scores in the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program.
He broke down for attendees just how many violations incurred at roadside related to the vehicle itself were items that could easily be picked up during required pretrips and noted on Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports for repair. “Drivers are the people who really control every BASIC” in the CSA program, Langloss noted.
Langloss “randomly picked 10 companies in and around Dallas-Fort Worth,” he said, and pulled a year’s worth of maintenance violation data to find a total 4,296 vehicle-related violations marked on roadside-inspection reports.
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