What is it?
The percent of out-of-service (OOS) violations in a state is derived from the total number of OOS violations divided by the total number of violations recorded within each state.
Who is interested?
Safety and risk managers, driver and fleet managers, load planners, customer service, pricing analysts, trucking company executives, industry analysts, owner-operators and insurance company loss control managers
What does it tell me?
The North American Standard Out-of-Service criteria is the pass-fail criteria for vehicle inspections. The purpose of the criteria is to identify critical violations and render the driver, vehicle and/or cargo out of service until the condition(s) or defect(s) can be corrected or fixed. These are also defined under the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 395.13.
The percent of state-level OOS violations are an indicator of which states have the highest levels of OOS violation, which could be a function of roadside enforcement severity and/or the roadworthiness of vehicles operating in that state.