There are steps that your fleet should take to ensure due diligence upfront to prevent violations being noted in roadside inspections.
In a recent IdeaXchange blog, Jane Clark, Vice President of Member Services for NationaLease, focused her attention on controlling CSA maintenance violations. She notes that when it comes to the FMCSA’s Behavior Analysis Safety Improvement Categories (BASIC) used by law enforcement agents during roadside inspections, “violations in maintenance BASIC take up 16 of the top 25 violation spots.”
Fleets should be using both their drivers and their maintenance teams to combat these statistics. Drivers should be performing pre- and post-trip inspections and maintenance should be not only fixing those things that are noted on the DVIR, but also focus on areas that get the most attention from inspectors; things like brakes, tires, and lights.
Read the full article to see what other steps Jane suggests.