RAIR (Record Auditing Imaging and Retrieval) reports that many roadside inspections are triggered by controllable behaviors such as improper lane changes, speeding and visible maintenance problems.
They say that by avoiding these behaviors drivers are more likely to avoid inspections
Regarding CSA 2010, keeping down the number of inspections is crucial because inspections lead to the identification of more violations and violations raise ISS-D (Inspection Selection System with Driver Conviction Data) scores, which lead to even more inspections, states RAIR.
According to a chart provided by RAIR from figures provided by the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA), speed, observable defects and ISS-D scores each contribute to 32 percent of roadside inspections while only 4 percent are random.
RAIR helps carriers manage their safety and compliance information to reduce their exposure to risk.
The company says its CSA 2010 compliance solution offers carriers daily assistance in identifying the causes of their violations and improving their safety scores. RAIR provides log and DVIR auditing services in the United States and Canada.
To verify logs, they perform accuracy checks using all forms of electronic data, and have a patent-pending process for automatically comparing 100 percent of a fleet's driver logs to their GPS data.
Additional services include auditing and managing driver qualification files and vehicle records, making them available 24/7 via the Internet.
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