Top 10 Truck Driver Violations of 2015
by Apex Capital | December 21, 2015
As we wrap up 2015, we hope that you have had a safe year behind the wheel. One way to continue to drive safe is to learn the most frequent driver violations, so you can make sure you’re staying compliant.
Violations can be found during roadside inspections by a Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP) inspector. If you have one of these violations, it needs to be fixed before you can return to service.
|Violation Code||Violation Description||# of Violations|
|1. 395.8||Log violations (general/form and manner): Make sure you or your driver’s log events are recorded properly and accurately.||130,815|
|2. 391.11B2||Non-English speaking driver: Check that all your drivers can read and speak English enough to talk with other drivers and understand high traffic signs and signals||80,102|
|3. 395.8F1||Driver record of duty status not current: Be sure that your records of duty status is current to show the last change of duty status.||66,646|
|4. 395.3A3II||Driving beyond 8 hour limit since the end of the last off duty or sleeper period of at least 30 minutes: If it’s been 8 hours since your last off-duty sleeper-berth period of at least 30 minutes, you need to stop driving.||60,521|
|5. 392.2SLL2||State/local laws-speeding 6-10 miles per hour over the speed limit: Don’t drive faster than the posted speed limit. Period.||49,373|
|6. 392.16||Failing to use seat belt while operating CMV: Wear your seat belt anytime you drive!||40,026|
|7. 395.3A2||Driving beyond 14 hour duty period (property-carrying vehicle): Stop driving after a 14-consecutive-hour period if you haven’t taken 10 consecutive hours off duty.||35,591|
|8. 392.2C||Failure to obey traffic control device: Follow all traffic signs, traffic lights and all other traffic control actions||33,090|
|9. 391.41AF||Operating a property-carrying vehicle without possessing a valid medical certificate: Make sure you or your drivers carry a valid medical certificate with them when they haul.||30,103|
|10. 395.8E||False report of driver’s record of duty status (RODS): Check that your record of duty status is accurate.||27,668|
Thank you to our friends at Higginbotham for the great tips!