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Top 10 states for hours-of-service violations

As a primer for some more in-depth reporting on FMCSA’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability program set to be published on CCJ later this month, here’s a look at the 10 states with the most hours-of-service violations:

All 10 states highlighted on the map above have enforcement programs that hit hours violations well above the 10 percent national average.

Here’s another look at the 10 states, ranked in order by the percentage of driver-issued violations that are issued for hours-of-service related. The blue bar represents the percentage of total driver-issued violations that come from 30-minute break infractions:

Stay tuned to see more in-depth coverage on CSA and its data trail later this month.


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Todd Dills is Senior Editor of Overdrive magazine and writes from Nashville, Tenn. He frequently covers business, regulatory and lifestyle topics for the magazine and at His work on the “CSA’s Data Trail” series in Overdrive about the federal CSA program was awarded the highest honor in trade journalism – the “Grand Neal” – by American Business Media at the 2014 Jesse H. Neal Awards. Dills’ Channel 19 blog covers a grab bag of on-highway hearsay, owner-operator news and driver views from the roadways the nation over. His work in trucking journalism builds on a background of news feature, fiction and other creative writing and editing. Find him here at the Channel 19 blog and via his Twitter feed, or send tips to or via phone at 205-907-2481.