SAN FRANCISCO — Electronic logging device manufacturer KeepTruckin recently released data on inspections and violations that the company says drivers and carriers can use to their advantage.
“ELDs can capture a lot of valuable information regarding such things as roadside inspections, violations and driver behavior and now KeepTruckin has released some of that information — along with valuable insights — that can help fleet managers and drivers avoid violations,” said Shoaib Makani, the CEO and founder of KeepTruckin.
The data includes a wide variety of information and is divided into four different sections:
The first set of data reveals that the probability of getting a Level 1 inspection significantly depends on the cargo type drivers are carrying, Makani said, adding that driveaway-towaway vehicles get the higher numbers of Level 1 inspections.
Fresh produce, chemicals, and household goods are other cargo types that also get a lot of Level 1 inspections.
“Nobody actually notices it, but the fact is that certain cargo types do get a lot more Level-1 inspections,” Makani said. “There can be many factors at play, but we analyzed all data from 2016, and a few categories kept coming on top. We hope fleets can use this information to maintain smoother operations and prepare their vehicles for Level-1 inspections.”
The KeepTruckin data also revealed that strictness and violations vary in different states.
States such as Connecticut, Idaho and Louisiana get the highest number of Hours of Service violations. On the other hand, drivers in Mississippi, South Dakota, and Massachusetts get the least number of violations.
“Violations are a big problem for fleets and CMV drivers,” Makani said. “With our data, we found that different states may have varying degrees of strictness. And if you are operating in states like Connecticut, Idaho and Louisiana, you need to be more vigilant. Having proper tracking systems and electronic logs in place can help fleets and drivers prevent violations.”
KeepTruckin’s data also released information about the most common types of violations that drivers face when they are on the road.
The idea is that drivers are more likely to avoid violations and hefty fines if they know which types of violations are recorded the most, Makani said.
Additionally, KeepTruckin’s data also revealed the time duration in which most of the inspections happen. According to the insights by KeepTruckin, more than 50 percent of inspections happen within a brief six-hour window.
For more details and in-depth insights into KeepTruckin’s data, read Analyzing KeepTruckin Data: 4 Valuable Insights for Drivers & Fleet Managers.
KeepTruckin is backed by Google Ventures.
For more information, contact KeepTruckin at www.keeptruckin.com.