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Trucking Companies Ask – How Many Points For Which Infraction? Part I

The fact is vehicle violations can be a big deal, especially depending on what they are. Under the Department of Transportation’s there are several regulations that directly impact truck drivers.

The policies are put into place to keep truck drivers and everyone else on the road safe and sound, but do you know what all the violations are, how many points they incur, and where you can find them in the FMCSRs?

So, we wanted to take a moment in our blog to leave you with a valuable resource on how you can find more information regarding specific violations. In our first look, we will list everything from 10 – 6 points. These represent the most serious violations. Join us in our next installment when we examine 5 – 1 point, the less serious, but still important violations.

10 Points

  • Operating on out-of-service vehicle – 396.9

8 Points

  • Violating the airbrake restriction – 383.95
  • Flat tire or fabric exposed – 393.75
  • Ply or belt material exposed on a tire – 393.75
  • Tread or sidewall separation – 393.75
  • Flat tire with or without an audible air leak – 393.75
  • Cut exposing ply and/or belt material on a tire – 393.75
  • Tire front tread depth less than 4/32 of an inch – 393.75
  • Other tire tread depth less than 2/32 of an inch – 393.75

7 Points

  • Failure to use a seatbelt – 392.16
  • Leaking/spilling/blowing/falling cargo – 393.100
  • No equivalent means of securement – 393.102
  • Short, over 1/3 length past structure – 393.116
  • Short, insufficient, or missing tie downs – 393.116
  • Short, tie downs improperly positioned – 393.116
  • Short, no center stakes/high log not secured – 393.116
  • Short, length; improper securement – 393.116
  • Improper placement of bundles – 393.118
  • Coil/vertical improper securement – 393.120
  • Coils, rows, eyes vertical improper securement – 393.120
  • Coil/eye crosswise improper securement – 393.120
  • X-pattern on coils with eyes crosswise – 393.120
  • Coil with eye lengthwise improper securement – 393.120
  • Coils, rows, eyes length improper securement – 393.120
  • Rolls vertical – improper securement – 393.122
  • Rolls vertical/split – improper securement – 393.122
  • Rolls vertical/stacked – improper securement – 393.122
  • Rolls crosswise – improper securement – 393.122
  • Rolls crosswise/stacked load – improper securement- 393.122
  • Rolls length – improper securement – 393.122
  • Rolls lengthwise/stacked – improper securement – 393.122
  • Improper securement – rolls on flatbed/curtain sided vehicle – 393.122
  • Improper blocking of concrete pipe – 393.124
  • Improper arrangement of concrete pipe – 393.124
  • Improper securement, up to 45 inches diameter – 393.124
  • Improper securement, over 45 inches diameter – 393.124
  • Front and rear end of container not secured independently – 393.126
  • Empty container, more than five foot overhang – 393.126
  • Empty container not properly secured – 393.126
  • All corners of chassis not secured – 393.126
  • Empty container not positioned properly – 393.126
  • Front and rear of vehicle not secured – 393.128
  • Tie downs not affixed to mounting points – 393.128
  • Tie downs not over or around wheels – 393.128
  • Item not properly prepared for transport – 393.130
  • Improper restraint/securement of item – 393.130
  • Insufficient means to retain loose parts – 393.132
  • Container not secured to front of vehicle – 393.134
  • Rear of container not properly secured – 393.134
  • Improper placement/positioning of boulder – 393.136
  • Boulder not secured with chain – 393.136
  • Improper securement – cubic boulder – 393.136
  • Improper securement – non-cubic boulder with stable base – 393.136
  • Improper securement – non-cubic boulder with unstable base – 393.136
  • Axle positioning parts defective or missing – 393.207
  • Adjustable axle locking pin missing or disengaged – 393.207
  • Leaf spring assembly defective or missing – 393.207
  • Coil spring cracked and/or broken – 393.207
  • Torsion bar cracked and/or broken – 393.207
  • Air suspension pressure loss – 393.207

6 Points

  • Inoperative head lamps – 393.9
  • Inoperative tail lamp – 393.9
  • Inoperative turn signal – 393.9
  • Either none, or defective lamps, on a towing unit in a tow-away operation – 393.17
  • Either none, or defective, tow-away lamps on rear unit – 393.17
  • Inoperative and/or defective hazard warning lamp – 393.19
  • Required lamp not powered by vehicle electricity – 393.23
  • Non-compliance with headlamp requirements – 393.24
  • Non-compliant fog and/or driving lamps – 393.24
  • Lamps are not visible as required – 393.25
  • Lamp not steady burning – 393.25
  • Stop lamp violations – 393.25
  • Operating a CMV with lamps or reflectors obscured – 392.33
  • Steering wheel not secured or is broken – 393.209
  • Excessive steering wheel lash – 393.209
  • Loose steering column – 393.209
  • Steering system components worn/welded/missing – 393.209
  • Power steering violations – 393.209

 

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