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  • 121018
  • 3901 W BROAD ST
    RICHMOND, VA 23230
  • 8,586
  • 8,078
  • 4,633

Safety Rating & OOS Rates

(As of 03/01/2024 updated daily from SAFER )

SATISFACTORY
( 01/29/2001)

Out of Service Rates

Type OOS % National Avg %
Vehicle 19.3 21.4
Driver 1.0 6.0
Hazmat 4.8 4.5

Licensing and Insurance

(As of 03/01/2024 updated hourly from L&I )

Active For-Hire Authority
Type Yes/No MC#/MX#
Property Yes MC-97275
Passenger No
Household Goods No
Broker Yes MC-97275

Vehicle Maintenance

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On-Road Performance

3.19 How is the measure calculated?

Safety Event Group: 501+ relevant vehicle inspections

Investigation Results

No Acute/Critical Violations Discovered

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Carrier Measure Over Time

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Violation Summary

Vehicle Maint. Violations: 2,004

Violations Description # Violations # OOS Violations Violation Severity Weight
393.9 Inoperable Required Lamp 214 44 2
393.75(a)(3) Tire-flat and/or audible air leak 106 106 8
393.9(a) Inoperative Brake Lamps 92 79 6
393.55(e) No or Defective ABS Malfunction Indicator Lamp for trailer manufactured after 03/01/1998 90 0 4
393.9TS Inoperative turn signal 77 36 6
393.95(a) No/discharged/unsecured fire extinguisher 76 0 2
393.47(e) Clamp or Roto type brake out-of-adjustment 70 0 4
393.53(b) CMV manufactured after 10/19/94 has an automatic airbrake adjustment system that fails to compensate for wear 59 0 4
393.45(b)(2) Brake hose or tubing chafing and/or kinking 49 12 4
393.9H Inoperable head lamps 46 0 6
393.45(d) Brake connections with leaks or constrictions 41 9 4
393.45B2UV Brake Hose or Tubing Chafing and/or Kinking Under Vehicle 41 5 4
393.75(c) Tire-other tread depth less than 2/32 of inch measured in a major tread groove 40 0 8
393.78 Windshield wipers inoperative/defective 39 0 1
396.3(a)(1) Inspection, repair and maintenance of parts and accessories 37 7 2
393.45DLPC Brake Connections with Leaks - Connection to Power Unit 35 0 4
393.45DLUV Brake Connections with Leaks Under Vehicle 35 1 4
393.9T Inoperable tail lamp 34 10 6
396.3(a)1BOS BRAKES OUT OF SERVICE: The number of defective brakes is equal to or greater than 20 percent of the service brakes on the vehicle or combination 34 34 0
396.17(c) Operating a CMV without proof of a periodic inspection 33 0 4
393.11 No or defective lighting devices or reflective material as required 31 2 3
393.23PT All required lamps on towed vehicle inoperative due to no electrical connection 31 28 2
393.11TL Truck-Tractor lower rear mud flaps retroreflective sheeting / reflex reflective material requirements for vehicles manufactured after July 1997 30 0 3
393.45 Brake tubing and hose adequacy 30 15 4
396.5(b) Oil and/or grease leak 30 0 3
393.45B2PC Brake Hose or Tubing Chafing and/or Kinking - Connection to Power Unit 28 17 4
393.75(a) Flat tire or fabric exposed 27 27 8
393.55(d)(3) No or Defective ABS Malfunction Indicator for towed vehicles on vehicles manufactured after February 2001 24 0 4
396.3A1B Brakes (general) Explain: 24 2 4
393.48(a) Inoperative/defective brakes 22 4 4
396.3(a)(1) Brake - Leak from air chamber 22 3 4
393.75G-LOAD Weight carried exceeds tire load limit 18 18 3
392.2WC Wheel (Mud) Flaps missing or defective 17 0 1
393.47(a) Inadequate brakes for safe stopping - Brake Lining condition 17 10 4
396.3A1BL Brake system pressure loss 16 9 4
396.5B-HLOW Hubs - oil and/or Grease Leaking from hub - outer wheel 16 11 2
393.45PC Brake Tubing and Hose Adequacy - Connections to Power Unit 14 6 4
393.95(f) No / insufficient warning devices 14 0 2
396.5B-HWSLIW Hubs - Wheel seal leaking - inner wheel 14 2 2
393.11TU Truck-Tractor upper body corner requirements for retroreflective sheeting or reflex reflective material for vehicles manufactured after July 1997 13 0 3
393.55(d)(2) CMV manufactured on/after 3/1/2001 not equipped with ABS malfunction circuit / lamp from towed vehicle in cab. 12 0 4
393.55(d)(1) CMV not equipped with ABS malfunction circuit or signal (Truck-Tractor mfg on/after 3/1/1997; Straight Truck mfg on/after 3/1/1998) 11 0 4
393.19 Inoperative/Defective Hazard Warning Lamp 10 0 6
393.25(f) Stop lamp violations 10 8 6
393.55(c)(2) CMV other than truck-tractor manufactured on or after March 1, 1998 not equipped with an antilock brake system. 10 0 4
393.60(c) Damaged or discolored windshield 10 0 1
393.205(c) Wheel fasteners loose and/or missing 9 3 2
392.9(a) Failing to secure load 8 7 1
393.55(c)(1) Truck Tractor manufactured on or after March 1, 1997 not equipped with an antilock brake system. 8 0 4
393.95(b) No spare fuses as required 8 0 2
396.5B-HWSLOW Hubs - Wheel seal leaking - outer wheel 8 6 2
392.7(a) Driver failing to conduct pre-trip inspection 7 0 4
393.11LR No Lower rear retroreflective sheeting or reflex reflective materials as required for vehicles manufactured after December 1993 7 0 3
393.75(a)(1) Tire-ply or belt material exposed 7 4 8
393.207(f) Air suspension pressure loss 6 0 7
393.43(a) No/improper tractor protection valve 6 6 4
393.45UV Brake Tubing and Hose Adequacy Under Vehicle 6 3 4
392.8 Failing to inspect/use emergency equipment 5 0 2
393.207(a) Axle positioning parts defective/missing 5 3 7
393.60EWS Windshield - Obstructed 5 0 1
393.75A3-TAOL Tires - All others, leaking or inflation less than 50% of the maximum inflation pressure. 5 5 8
393.100(c) Failure to prevent cargo shifting 4 3 1
393.106(b) Cargo not immobilized or secured 4 2 3
393.11UR Upper Rear retroreflective sheeting or reflex reflecting material requirements for vehicles manufactured after December 1993 4 0 3
393.203(b) Cab/body improperly secured to frame 4 0 2
393.45DCPC Brake Connections with Constrictions - Connection to Power Unit 4 0 4
393.47(d) All Brakes - Insufficient brake lining thickness 4 2 4
393.55E-B Air Brake - ABS malfunction lamp defective on trailers manufactured on or after March 1, 1998. 4 0 4
393.75(a)(2) Tire-tread and/or sidewall separation 4 3 8
393.9A-LSLIWR Lighting - Stop lamps - Both inoperative when required to be on. 4 4 6
396.3A1T Tires (general) 4 2 8
396.5B-HLIW Hubs - Oil and/or Grease Leaking from hub - inner wheel 4 4 2
393.11RT Retroreflective material not affixed as required for trailers manufactured after December 1993 3 0 3
393.11TT Truck-Tractor with No retroreflective sheeting or reflex reflective material on vehicle manufactured after July 1997 3 0 3
393.45D-B Air Brake - Audible air leak at a proper connection. 3 0 4
393.45DCUV Brake Connections with Constrictions Under Vehicle 3 2 4
393.47(b) Mis-matched brake chambers on same axle 3 3 4
393.65(c) Improper securement of fuel tank 3 2 1
393.70(d) No or improper safety chains or cables for full trailer 3 2 3
393.70B1I Defective latching fasteners - Fasteners on either side of the vehicle are missing or ineffective 3 3 3
393.75(a)(4) Tire-cut exposing ply and/or belt material 3 3 8
393.9A-LIL Lighting - Identification lamp(s) inoperative. 3 0 6
393.201(a) Frame cracked / loose / sagging / broken 2 0 2
393.207(b) Adjustable axle locking pins missing or not engaged 2 2 7
393.23 Required lamp not powered by vehicle electric 2 1 2
393.24(a) Non-compliance with headlamp requirements 2 0 6
393.30 Improper battery installation 2 0 3
393.45B2-B Air brake - Hose/tubing damaged or not secured 2 0 4
393.53B-B Air Brake - CMV manufactured on or after 10/20/1994 has an automatic airbrake adjustment system that fails to compensate for wear. 2 0 4
393.67(c)(7) Fuel tank fill pipe cap missing 2 0 1
393.75C-TAOTD-LT2/32 Tires - Less than 2/32 inch tread depth. 2 0 8
393.78A-WS Washers - Inoperative washing system. 2 0 1
393.9A-LCL Lighting - Clearance lamp(s) inoperative. 2 0 2
396.3(a)(1) Brake - Defective Air Reservoir 2 0 4
396.3(a)(1) Tire in contact with another part of the vehicle 2 2 8
396.7 Unsafe operations forbidden 2 0 3
373.47(a) Brake rotor worn to or throught center vents 1 1 4
392.9(a)(1) Failing to secure cargo as specified in 49 CFR 393.100 through 393.142 1 1 1
392.9(a)(2) Failing to secure vehicle equipment 1 1 1
392.9A-DFSL Driver - Failing to properly secure load. 1 0 1
393.100(b) Leaking/spilling/blowing/falling cargo 1 1 7
393.100C-C Cargo - Cargo not secured against shifting. 1 0 1
393.102(a)(1)(iii) Insufficient means to prevent lateral movement 1 0 3
393.11A1-CSLRR Conspicuity Systems - Truck tractor, lower rear retro reflective sheeting missing on vehicle manufactured on or after July 1, 1997. 1 0 3
393.11A1-CSURR Conspicuity Systems - Truck tractor, upper rear retro reflective sheeting missing on vehicle manufactured on or after July 1, 1997. 1 0 3
393.126 Failure to ensure intermodal container securement 1 1 1
393.13(c)(2) No Lower Rear retroreflective sheeting or reflex reflective material as required for vehicles manufactured before December 1993 1 0 3
393.17(b) No/defective towaway lamps on rear unit 1 1 6
393.203 Cab/body parts requirements violations 1 0 2
393.203(a) Cab door missing/broken 1 0 2
393.203(c) Hood not securely fastened 1 0 2
393.205(a) Wheel/rim cracked or broken 1 1 2
393.207(c) Leaf spring assembly defective/missing 1 1 7
393.209(d) Steering system components worn, welded, or missing 1 0 6
393.23-LEU Lighting - All electrical systems on towed vehicle(s) inoperative due to no electrical connection (e.g., unplugged or looose pigtail). 1 1 2
393.24(c) Improper Headlamp mounting 1 0 6
393.25(e) Lamp not steady burning 1 0 6
393.28 Improper or no wiring protection as required 1 0 3
393.41 No or defective parking brake system on CMV 1 0 4
393.45(a) Air Brake tubing improperly joined or spliced 1 1 4
393.48A-BIBD Drum Brake - Inoperative other than a steering axle. 1 0 4
393.48A-BMBC All Brakes - Missing or Broken Components including Pad Retaining Components and loose or missing caliper mounting bolt(s) 1 1 4
393.48A-BSRFS Brakes - Severe rusting of brake rotor (disc) 1 0 4
393.50 Inadequate reservoir for air/vacuum brakes 1 0 4
393.50(d) No/Defective air reservoir drain valve 1 0 4
393.75(f) Tire — exceeding weight rating of tire 1 0 3
393.75B-OOS Tire-front tread depth less than 2/32 of inch on a major tread groove 1 0 8
393.75C-OOS Tire-other tread depth less than 1/32 of inch measured in 2 adjacent major tread grooves 3 separate locations 8 inches apart 1 0 8
393.81 Horn inoperative 1 0 3
393.83(e) Improper exhaust discharge (not rear of cab) 1 0 1
393.83(g) Exhaust leak under driver and/or sleeper compartment 1 0 1
393.83(h) Exhaust system not securely fastened 1 0 1
393.95A1 Emergency Equipment - Fire Extinguishers - no fire extinguisher present or not properly rated. 1 0 2
393.95A4-EEUS Emergency Equipment - Fire Extinguishers - unsecured. 1 0 2
393.9A-HLLH Lighting - Headlamp(s) fail to operate on low and high beam. 1 0 6
393.9A-LFTSI Lighting - Front - Turn signal - inoperative. 1 0 6
393.9A-LHWS Lighting - Hazard warning signal(s) inoperative. 1 0 6
393.9A-LSLI Lighting - Stop lamps - Any inoperative. 1 0 6
393.9A-LTSI Lighting - Turn signal - Any inoperative on the rearmost vehicle. 1 1 6
396.17C-PI Operating a CMV without documentation of a periodic inspection. 1 0 4
396.3(a)(1) Brakes - Hydraulic Brake Power Assist / Power Brake Unit / Brake Backup System Inoperative 1 0 4
396.3(a)(1) Sliding subframe rail defective 1 1 6
396.3(a)(1) Hubs - Hub cap missing or broken 1 0 2
396.3A1-ALBV Air Brake - Any leak from a brake valve. 1 0 4
396.3A1-BALAC Brake - Audible air leak from a brake chamber 1 0 4
396.3A1-OAL Other - Any air leak not attributed to the brake or suspension system. 1 0 4
396.5A-HNLOW Hubs - No visible or measurable lubricant showing in the hub - outer wheel 1 1 2
396.9(d)(2) Failure to correct defects noted on previous inspection report 1 0 4
399.211 Inadequate maintenance of driver access 1 0 2

Inspection History

Vehicle Inspections: 2,846

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Inspection Date Number State Plate Number Plate State Type Severity Weight
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Time Weight
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Total Weight
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Sum of measure weights Sum of measure weights 9,088 5,157 16,457
TotW TiW
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16,457 5,157
= 3.19
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*** The sum of all violation severity weights (violation weight + out-of-service) for this inspection has been capped at 30.

Investigation Results

Vehicle Maint. Acute/Critical Violations: 0

This carrier has no Vehicle Maintenance Acute/Critical Violations to display.

Summary of Activities

The summary includes information on the 5 most recent investigations and 24 months of inspections and crash history.

  • 5/15/2012 (Non-Ratable Review)
  • 4,633
    • 2,842
    • 1,791
  • : 523

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Enforcement Cases

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