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WESTERN EXPRESS INC

  • 511412
  • 7135 CENTENNIAL PLACE
    NASHVILLE, TN 37209
  • 2,570
  • 2,650
  • 12,226

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Licensing and Insurance

(As of 04/21/2018 updated hourly from L&I )

Active For-Hire Authority
Type Yes/No MC#/MX#
Property Yes MC-260323
Passenger No
Household Goods No
Broker No

BASIC Status (Public Property Carrier View) FAST Act of 2015

Behavior Analysis & Safety Improvement Categories (BASICs) Based on a 24-month record ending March 30, 2018

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On-Road Performance

3.77 How is the measure calculated?

Safety Event Group: 501+ relevant vehicle inspections

Investigation Results

Acute/Critical Violations Discovered

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Carrier Measure Over Time

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This graph displays a carrier’s measure based on 24 months of on-road performance. Zero indicates the best performance. To see how the measure is calculated click here. To see how the measure relates to percentile click here. Expand for more information.

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Measure 3.63 3.62 3.64 3.66 3.69 3.77
Measure 0 0 0 0 0 0

Violation Summary

Vehicle Maint. Violations: 5,402

Violations Description # Violations # OOS Violations Violation Severity Weight
393.9 Inoperable Required Lamp 557 115 2
393.75(a)(3) Tire-flat and/or audible air leak 258 255 8
396.3(a)(1) Inspection, repair and maintenance of parts & accessories 237 37 2
393.47(e) Clamp or Roto type brake out-of-adjustment 233 0 4
393.9TS Inoperative turn signal 222 134 6
393.75(a) Flat tire or fabric exposed 217 211 8
393.53(b) CMV manufactured after 10/19/94 has an automatic airbrake adjustment system that fails to compensate for wear 156 0 4
393.9H Inoperable head lamps 152 2 6
392.2WC Wheel (Mud) Flaps missing or defective 135 0 1
396.3A1BL Brake system pressure loss 135 39 4
393.55(e) No or Defective ABS Malfunction Indicator Lamp for trailer manufactured after 03/01/1998 134 0 4
396.3A1B Brakes (general) Explain: 128 13 4
393.25(f) Stop lamp violations 125 87 6
393.95(a) No/discharged/unsecured fire extinguisher 121 0 2
393.45 Brake tubing and hose adequacy 116 81 4
393.45(d) Brake connections with leaks or constrictions 98 21 4
393.11 No or defective lighting devices or reflective material as required 97 16 3
393.48(a) Inoperative/defective brakes 88 11 4
393.45(b)(2) Brake hose or tubing chafing and/or kinking 86 14 4
393.207(f) Air suspension pressure loss 82 60 7
393.75(c) Tire-other tread depth less than 2/32 of inch measured in 2 adjacent major tread grooves 78 6 8
392.9(a)(2) Failing to secure vehicle equipment 69 61 1
393.110(b) Insufficient tiedowns to prevent forward movement for load not blocked by headerboard, bulkhead, or other cargo. 63 63 3
396.5B-HWSLIW Hubs - Wheel seal leaking - inner wheel 63 9 2
393.45DLPC Brake Connections with Leaks - Connection to Power Unit 60 4 4
393.55(d)(3) No or Defective ABS Malfunction Indicator for towed vehicles on vehicles manufactured after February 2001 60 0 4
393.9T Inoperable tail lamp 56 17 6
396.5(b) Oil and/or grease leak 56 0 3
393.45DLUV Brake Connections with Leaks Under Vehicle 55 2 4
393.75(a)(1) Tire-ply or belt material exposed 55 31 8
396.17(c) Operating a CMV without proof of a periodic inspection 51 0 4
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 51 51 0
393.45B2PC Brake Hose or Tubing Chafing and/or Kinking - Connection to Power Unit 49 21 4
393.45PC Brake Tubing and Hose Adequacy - Connections to Power Unit 49 38 4
393.45B2UV Brake Hose or Tubing Chafing and/or Kinking Under Vehicle 44 8 4
393.75(a)(2) Tire-tread and/or sidewall separation 43 18 8
393.100(a) No or improper load securement 41 31 1
393.207(b) Adjustable axle locking pins missing or not engaged 41 31 7
393.60(c) Damaged or discolored windshield 39 0 1
393.104(f)(3) Loose or unfastened tiedown. 37 20 3
393.78 Windshield wipers inoperative/defective 37 1 1
393.95(f) No / insufficient warning devices 33 0 2
393.100(b) Leaking/spilling/blowing/falling cargo 31 30 7
393.19 Inoperative/defective hazard warning lamp 31 4 6
393.60EWS Windshield - Obstructed 29 0 1
393.207(a) Axle positioning parts defective/missing 25 14 7
396.3A1T Tires (general) 25 6 8
393.201(a) Frame cracked / loose / sagging / broken 24 9 2
393.47(a) Inadequate brakes for safe stopping 23 6 4
393.67(c)(7) Fuel tank fill pipe cap missing 23 1 1
396.5B-HLOW Hubs - oil and/or Grease Leaking from hub - outer wheel 22 16 2
393.205(a) Wheel/rim cracked or broken 20 15 2
393.205(c) Wheel fasteners loose and/or missing 20 7 2
393.55(c)(2) CMV other than truck-tractor manufactured on or after March 1, 1998 not equipped with an antilock brake system. 17 0 4
393.55(d)(2) CMV manufactured on/after 3/1/2001 not equipped with ABS malfunction circuit / lamp from towed vehicle in cab. 17 0 4
392.9 Driver may not operate a CMV without proper load securement 16 14 1
392.9(a) Failing to secure load 16 16 1
396.5B-HLIW Hubs - Oil and/or Grease Leaking from hub - inner wheel 16 2 2
393.45UV Brake Tubing and Hose Adequacy Under Vehicle 15 6 4
393.47(d) Insufficient brake linings 15 3 4
396.5B-HWSLOW Hubs - Wheel seal leaking - outer wheel 15 3 2
393.75(f) Tire — exceeding weight rating of tire 14 14 3
393.75(h) Tire underinflated 14 9 3
393.203 Cab/body parts requirements violations 13 1 2
393.203(e) Cab front bumper missing/unsecured/protrude 13 0 2
393.95(b) No spare fuses as required 13 0 2
393.104(b) Damaged securement system/tiedowns 12 8 1
393.48A-BMBC Brakes - Missing or Broken Components including Pad Retaining Components and loose or missing caliper mounting bolt(s) 12 2 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) 12 0 4
393.11TL Truck-Tractor lower rear mud flaps retroreflective sheeting / reflex reflective material requirements for vehicles manufactured after July 1997 11 0 3
393.55(c)(1) Truck Tractor manufactured on or after March 1, 1997 not equipped with an antilock brake system. 11 0 4
393.75(a)(4) Tire-cut exposing ply and/or belt material 10 4 8
393.75(b) Tire-front tread depth less than 4/32 of inch on a major tread groove 10 1 8
393.100(c) Failure to prevent cargo shifting 9 9 1
393.86(a)(1) Rear Impact Guards Required - trailer manufactured on or after January 26, 1998 9 0 2
393.104F4R No edge protection for tiedowns 8 1 3
393.209(d) Steering system components worn, welded, or missing 8 6 6
393.24(a) Non-compliance with headlamp requirements 8 0 6
393.45DCPC Brake Connections with Constrictions - Connection to Power Unit 8 0 4
393.75(f)(2) Tire underinflated 8 3 3
393.102(a)(1)(i) Insufficient means to prevent forward movement 7 7 3
393.110 Failing to meet minimum tiedown requirements 7 4 1
396.3A1BC Brake-air compressor violation 7 6 4
392.9(a)(1) Failing to secure cargo as specified in 49 CFR 393.100 through 393.142 6 5 1
393.11LR No Lower rear retroreflective sheeting or reflex reflective materials as required for vehicles manufactured after December 1993 6 0 3
393.11UR Upper Rear retroreflective sheeting or reflex reflecting material requirements for vehicles manufactured after December 1993 6 0 3
393.120 No or improper securement of metal coils 6 6 1
393.120(c)(1) Improper securement of metal coils transported with eyes crosswise 6 6 7
393.203(c) Hood not securely fastened 6 1 2
393.25(a) Improper lamp mounting 6 1 6
393.25(e) Lamp not steady burning 6 1 6
393.60(d) Glazing permits < 70% of light 6 0 1
396.3A1-LLEAK A liquid fuel system with a dripping leak at any point. 6 6 3
396.7 Unsafe operations forbidden 6 4 3
392.8 Failing to inspect/use emergency equipment 5 0 2
393.104(a) Inadequate/damaged securement device/system 5 2 1
393.106(b) Cargo not immobilized or secured 5 4 3
393.209(e) Power steering violations 5 0 6
393.23 Required lamp not powered by vehicle electric 5 3 2
393.42 No brakes as required - Explain: 5 4 4
396.9(d)(2) Failure to correct defects noted on previous inspection report 5 0 4
392.22(b) Failure to place or improper placement of warning devices on the road surface 4 0 2
393.104(c) Damaged vehicle structures/anchor points 4 3 1
393.118 No/improper lumber/building materials securement 4 4 1
393.11TU Truck-Tractor upper body corner requirements for retroreflective sheeting or reflex reflective material for vehicles manufactured after July 1997 4 0 3
393.122(b) Improper securement of paper rolls transported with eyes vertical in a sided vehicle 4 4 7
393.23PT All required lamps on towed vehicle inoperative due to no electrical connection 4 4 2
393.45DCUV Brake Connections with Constrictions Under Vehicle 4 0 4
396.5A-HNLOW Hubs - No visible or measurable lubricant showing in the hub - outer wheel 4 3 2
392.7(a) Driver failing to conduct pre-trip inspection 3 0 4
393.100 Failure to prevent cargo shifting 3 2 1
393.102(a) Improper securement system (tiedown assemblies) 3 2 3
393.102(a)(1)(iii) Insufficient means to prevent lateral movement 3 3 3
393.102(b) Insufficient means to prevent vertical movement 3 3 3
393.104(d) Damaged dunnage, chocks, cradles, shoring bars, blocking and bracing 3 3 1
393.106(d) Insufficient aggregate working load limit 3 3 3
393.203(a) Cab door missing/broken 3 0 2
393.28 Improper or no wiring protection as required 3 0 3
393.51 No or defective brake warning device 3 2 4
393.65 Fuel system requirements 3 0 1
393.65(c) Improper securement of fuel tank 3 1 1
393.75B-OOS Tire-front tread depth less than 2/32 of inch on a major tread groove 3 3 8
393.86(a)(4) Rear Impact Guard not within 12 in of rear of vehicle at 22 in above the ground 3 0 2
393.87(a) Warning flag required on projecting load 3 1 1
396.3A1BA Bolt-type or DD-3 -type Brake Out of Adjustment 3 0 4
396.3A1BD Brake-defective brake drum 3 3 4
392.9(a)(3) Drivers view and/or movement is obstructed 2 0 1
393.110(c) Insufficient tiedowns for an article blocked with a headerboard, bulkhead, or other cargo 2 2 3
393.116 No/improper securement of logs 2 2 1
393.122 No/improper securement of paper rolls 2 2 1
393.205(b) Stud/bolt holes elongated on wheels 2 2 2
393.207(c) Leaf spring assembly defective/missing 2 2 7
393.207(e) Torsion bar cracked and/or broken 2 2 7
393.25(b) Lamps are not visible as required 2 1 6
393.26 Requirements for reflectors 2 0 3
393.40 Inadequate brake system on a CMV 2 1 4
393.43 No/improper breakaway or emergency braking 2 0 4
393.43(d) No or defective automatic trailer brake 2 2 4
393.45A-HJS Hydraulic Brake tubing improperly joined or spliced 2 2 4
393.47(b) Mis-matched brake chambers on same axle 2 0 4
393.52(a)(1) Insufficient Braking Force as a Percentage of Gross Vehicle Weight or Gross Combination Weight 2 2 4
393.60(b) Each bus and truck shall be equipped with a windshield 2 0 1
393.61 Inadequate or missing truck side windows 2 0 1
393.67 Fuel tank requirement violations 2 0 1
393.70(b) Defective/improper fifth wheel assemblies 2 0 3
393.70B1I Defective latching fasteners fasteners on either side of the vehicle are missing or ineffective per current OOS Criteria 2 2 3
393.81 Horn inoperative 2 0 3
396.5A-HNLIW Hubs - No visible or measurable lubricant showing in the hub - inner wheel 2 1 2
396.9(c)(2) Operating an out-of-service vehicle 2 0 10
393.102(a)(1)(ii) Insufficient means to prevent rearward movement 1 1 3
393.102(c) Exceeding working load limit for tiedowns 1 1 7
393.104(f)(1) Knotted tiedown 1 0 3
393.106(c)(2) Cargo without direct contact not prevented from shifting while in transit 1 1 3
393.118(b) Improper placement of bundles 1 1 7
393.11N No retroreflective sheeting or reflex reflective materials as required for vehicles manufactured after December 1993 1 0 3
393.11RT Retroreflective material not affixed as required for trailers manufactured after December 1993 1 0 3
393.11S Side retroreflective sheeting or reflex reflector requirements for vehicles manufactured after December 1993 1 0 3
393.11TT Truck-Tractor with No retroreflective sheeting or reflex reflective material on vehicle manufactured after July 1997 1 0 3
393.120(b)(1) Improper securement of metal coils transported vertically 1 1 7
393.13(a) Retroreflective tape not affixed as required for Trailers manufactured prior to December 1993 1 0 3
393.13(d)(3) Upper rear retroreflective sheeting or reflex reflective material as required for vehicles manufactured before December 1993 1 0 3
393.130 No/improper heavy vehicle/machine securement 1 1 1
393.130(c) Improper restraint/securement of item 1 1 7
393.201(c) Frame rail flange improperly bent/cut/notched other than by vehicle manufacturer 1 0 2
393.203(d) Cab seats not securely mounted 1 1 2
393.24BR Non-compliant fog or driving lamps 1 0 6
393.30 Improper battery installation 1 0 3
393.42A-BM Brake - Missing required brake. 1 1 4
393.43(a) No/improper tractor protection valve 1 1 4
393.50(a) Failing to have sufficient air/vacuum reserve 1 1 4
393.50(c) No means to ensure operable check valve 1 0 4
393.53BMAN CMV manufactured after 10/20/1994 is not equipped with automatic air brake adjusters. 1 0 4
393.55(a) ABS required on all CMVs with hydraulic brakes manufactured after February 1999 1 0 4
393.55(b) ABS malfunction indicators for hydr brake sys 1 0 4
393.75C-OOS Tire-other tread depth less than 1/32 of inch measured in 2 adjacent major tread grooves 1 0 8
393.75G-LOAD Weight carried exceeds tire load limit 1 1 3
393.83(a) Exhaust system location 1 1 1
393.84 Inadequate floor condition 1 0 2
393.86(a)(2) Rear Impact Guard having improper width - trailer manufactured on or after January 26, 1998 1 0 2
393.86(a)(3) Rear Impact Guard having improper height - trailer manufactured on or after January 26, 1998 1 0 2
393.87 Warning flag required on projecting load 1 0 1
393.87(b) Improper warning flag placement 1 0 1
393.9 Inoperable Required Lamp 1 1 1
State Citation Result: Conviction of a Different Charge
393.93(a)(3) Seats not secured in conformance with FMVSS 1 0 2
393.95(g) HM-restricted emergency warning device 1 0 2
396.1 Must have knowledge of and comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations 1 0 4
396.3A1DSCB Center Bearing (Carrier Bearing) Cracked / Loose / Broken / Missing 1 1 3
396.3A1DSUJ Universal Joint Loose / Broken / Missing Component 1 1 3
396.5(a) Failing to ensure that vehicle is properly lubricated 1 0 3
399.211 Inadequate maintenance of driver access 1 0 2

Inspection History

Vehicle Inspections: 6,889

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Inspection Date Number State Plate Number Plate State Type Severity Weight
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Sum of measure weights Sum of measure weights 25,410 12,374 46,705
TotW TiW
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46,705 12,374
= 3.77
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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: 1

Investigation Date Investigation Violation Description
9/13/2017 Compliance Review 396.11(a) Failing to require driver to prepare driver vehicle inspection report

Summary of Activities

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

  • 9/13/2017 (Compliance Review) Acute/Critical violations cited within last 12 months from investigation
  • 12,226
    • 7,720
    • 4,506
  • : 587

*Crashes listed represent a motor carrier’s involvement in reportable crashes, regardless of the carrier’s or driver’s role in the crash. Continue for details.

Acute/Critical violations citied within last 12 months from investigation. Acute/Critical Violations cited within last 12 months from an investigation.

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Penalties History

(Six years as of 04/21/2018 updated daily from FMCSA )

  • Closed Date Case #
  • 11/15/2017 TN-2017-0097-US1398
    • 396.11(a) $2,360.00
    • 392.2 $9,760.00
  • 9/23/2015 TN-2015-0123-US1398
    • 392.2 $5,550.00
    • 383.37(a) $2,820.00

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On-Road Performance

A carrier’s on-road performance in each BASIC is based on 24 months of inspection and crash data.

Performance Measure

Carrier violations or crashes are weighted by time and severity to produce a measure for that carrier in each BASIC. The measure only considers individual performance, with a measure of 0 indicating best performance.

Performance Percentile

The SMS calculates a percentile (based on the measure) for each carrier with sufficient information to be compared against carriers with similar safety events (inspections, inspections with violations, crashes). Percentiles are calculated on a 0−100 scale, with 100 indicating worst performance and 0 indicating best performance.

Intervention Threshold

Intervention Thresholds for carriers are organized by BASIC and are set based on a given BASIC’s relationship to crash risk

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Vehicle Maintenance 65% 75% 80%

Investigation Results

Acute/Critical Violations

Acute/Critical Violations indicate that a carrier is not complying with federal safety regulations and the carrier must take corrective action.