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DOT Violations Issued by State in September 2022


DOT Violations Issued By State 2022

In September 2022 the DOT executed 262,785 inspections and issued 137,212 violations across the US. We take a look at the numbers of inspections and violations that were held in each state and see which FMCSA BASIC measure they enforced the most.


The violations are grouped together based on which BASIC category that they fall under. Some violations do not fall under a specific BASIC category and were not counted in the tables.

The "Vehicle Maintenance" category took the largest share of overall violations with 84,705 violations accounting for over 60% of the total violations issued in the US.

Read below to see how many inspections your state started and and how many of those inspections turned into violations. Alabama Inspections: 4,653 Violations: 2,373 BASIC Violation GroupViolations% of Total ViolationsUnsafe Driving35014.7%Hours-of-Service29512.4%Vehicle Maintenance1,47362%Substance & Alcohol8.3%Driver Fitness1586.6%Hazardous Materials20.08% Alaska Inspections: 1,043 Violations: 287 BASIC Violation GroupViolations% of Total ViolationsUnsafe Driving5318.4%Hours-of-Service31%Vehicle Maintenance21073%Substance & Alcohol00%Driver Fitness113.8%Hazardous Materials1.35%Arizona Inspections:5,713 Violations: 4,463 BASIC Violation GroupViolations% of Total ViolationsUnsafe Driving73516.5%Hours-of-Service1,08424.3%Vehicle Maintenance2,29551.4%Substance & Alcohol24.53%Driver Fitness1333%Hazardous Materials32.7%

Arkansas Inspections: 5,202 Violations: 2,229 BASIC Violation GroupViolations% of Total ViolationsUnsafe Driving39317.6%Hours-of-Service26111.7%Vehicle Maintenance1,43864.5%Substance & Alcohol13.58%Driver Fitness703%Hazardous Materials15.67%

California Inspections: 38,518 Violations: 11,031 BASIC Violation GroupViolations% of Total ViolationsUnsafe Driving3,44131.2%Hours-of-Service2992%Vehicle Maintenance6,52759%Substance & Alcohol15.13%Driver Fitness2071.9%Hazardous Materials36.33%

Colorado Inspections: 3,349 Violations: 2,132 BASIC Violation GroupViolations% of Total ViolationsUnsafe Driving37517.6%Hours-of-Service42119.7%Vehicle Maintenance1,11152%Substance & Alcohol14.65%Driver Fitness783.7%Hazardous Materials16.7%

Connecticut Inspections: 1,337 Violations: 1,275 BASIC Violation GroupViolations% of Total ViolationsUnsafe Driving35928.1%Hours-of-Service16613%Vehicle Maintenance64350%Substance & Alcohol3.2%Driver Fitness493.8%Hazardous Materials2.15%

Delaware Inspections: 544 Violations: 280 BASIC Violation GroupViolations% of Total ViolationsUnsafe Driving13247%Hours-of-Service176%Vehicle Maintenance9233%Substance & Alcohol1.36%Driver Fitness227.9%Hazardous Materials00%

Florida Inspections: 7,135 Violations: 3,750 BASIC Violation GroupViolations% of Total ViolationsUnsafe Driving86123%Hours-of-Service2657%Vehicle Maintenance2,18958%Substance & Alcohol8.21%Driver Fitness1945.1%Hazardous Materials11.3%

Georgia Inspections: 6,081 Violations: 4,892 BASIC Violation GroupViolations% of Total ViolationsUnsafe Driving1,01320.7%Hours-of-Service72114.7%Vehicle Maintenance2,62953.7%Substance & Alcohol24.49%Driver Fitness2615.3%Hazardous Materials651.3%

Hawaii Inspections: 178 Violations: 84 BASIC Violation GroupViolations% of Total ViolationsUnsafe Driving1517.9%Hours-of-Service00%Vehicle Maintenance5464%Substance & Alcohol00%Driver Fitness33.6%Hazardous Materials00%

Idaho Inspections: 858 Violations: 987 BASIC Violation GroupViolations% of Total ViolationsUnsafe Driving20020.2%Hours-of-Service12913%Vehicle Maintenance56857.5%Substance & Alcohol4.4%Driver Fitness414.1%Hazardous Materials6.6%

Illinois Inspections: 9,618 Violations: 1,513 BASIC Violation GroupViolations% of Total ViolationsUnsafe Driving56938%Hours-of-Service1369%Vehicle Maintenance62041%Substance & Alcohol00%Driver Fitness1379%Hazardous Materials7.46%

Indiana Inspections: 5,593 Violations: 3,422 BASIC Violation GroupViolations% of Total ViolationsUnsafe Driving1,41641.4%Hours-of-Service53715.7%Vehicle Maintenance1,25737%Substance & Alcohol6.17%Driver Fitness962.8%Hazardous Materials4.11%

Iowa Inspections: 4,662 Violations: 1,499 BASIC Violation GroupViolations% of Total ViolationsUnsafe Driving62542%Hours-of-Service24616%Vehicle Maintenance47732%Substance & Alcohol9.6%Driver Fitness795.3%Hazardous Materials6.4%

Kansas Inspections: 3,620 Violations: 1,319 BASIC Violation GroupViolations% of Total ViolationsUnsafe Driving22317%Hours-of-Service20715.7%Vehicle Maintenance75257%Substance & Alcohol11.8%Driver Fitness644.8%Hazardous Materials9.7%

Kentucky Inspections: 5,927 Violations: 3,154 BASIC Violation GroupViolations% of Total ViolationsUnsafe Driving95130%Hours-of-Service2748.7%Vehicle Maintenance1,61051%Substance & Alcohol7.2%Driver Fitness1033.3%Hazardous Materials16.5%

Louisiana Inspections: 2,918 Violations: 1,709 BASIC Violation GroupViolations% of Total ViolationsUnsafe Driving43926%Hours-of-Service1468.5%Vehicle Maintenance99058%Substance & Alcohol3.17%Driver Fitness935.4%Hazardous Materials13.76%

Maine Inspections: 1,818 Violations: 517 BASIC Violation GroupViolations% of Total ViolationsUnsafe Driving12524%Hours-of-Service428.1%Vehicle Maintenance30860%Substance & Alcohol00%Driver Fitness183.5%Hazardous Materials00%

Maryland Inspections: 9,054 Violations: 3,074 BASIC Violation GroupViolations% of Total ViolationsUnsafe Driving68222%Hours-of-Service1053.4%Vehicle Maintenance1,80759%Substance & Alcohol8.26%Driver Fitness2568.3%Hazardous Materials9.3%

Massachusetts Inspections: 1,503 Violations: 1,511 BASIC Violation GroupViolations% of Total ViolationsUnsafe Driving49433%Hours-of-Service634%Vehicle Maintenance65443%Substance & Alcohol4.26%Driver Fitness1318.7%Hazardous Materials8.52

Michigan Inspections: 4,392 Violations: 3,449 BASIC Violation GroupViolations% of Total ViolationsUnsafe Driving1,42641.3%Hours-of-Service1775.1%Vehicle Maintenance1,43641.6%Substance & Alcohol7.2%Driver Fitness1564.5%Hazardous Materials14.4%

Minnesota Inspections: 2,824 Violations: 2,038 BASIC Violation GroupViolations% of Total ViolationsUnsafe Driving68934%Hours-of-Service1346.6%Vehicle Maintenance1,04451.2%Substance & Alcohol8.39%Driver Fitness864.2%Hazardous Materials17.83%

Mississippi Inspections: 5,217 Violations: 1,229 BASIC Violation GroupViolations% of Total ViolationsUnsafe Driving21817.7%Hours-of-Service18515%Vehicle Maintenance63852%Substance & Alcohol352.8%Driver Fitness856.9%Hazardous Materials2.16%

Missouri Inspections: 5,186 Violations: 3,701 BASIC Violation GroupViolations% of Total ViolationsUnsafe Driving58615.8%Hours-of-Service64417.4%Vehicle Maintenance2,22860%Substance & Alcohol10.27%Driver Fitness1253.4%Hazardous Materials21.56% Avoid HOS violations with the Blue Ink Tech logbook app

Montana Inspections: 3,143 Violations: 541 BASIC Violation GroupViolations% of Total ViolationsUnsafe Driving7413.7%Hours-of-Service9217%Vehicle Maintenance32159%Substance & Alcohol3.55%Driver Fitness254.6%Hazardous Materials81.4%

Nebraska Inspections: 2,774 Violations: 2,300 BASIC Violation GroupViolations% of Total ViolationsUnsafe Driving73332%Hours-of-Service32014%Vehicle Maintenance99143%Substance & Alcohol7.3%Driver Fitness903.9%Hazardous Materials16.7%

Nevada Inspections: 1,919 Violations: 613 BASIC Violation GroupViolations% of Total ViolationsUnsafe Driving10316.8%Hours-of-Service8313.5%Vehicle Maintenance34556%Substance & Alcohol1.16%Driver Fitness325.2%Hazardous Materials5.8%

New Hampshire Inspections: 1,019 Violations: 299 BASIC Violation GroupViolations% of Total ViolationsUnsafe Driving8929.7%Hours-of-Service175.7%Vehicle Maintenance12241%Substance & Alcohol31%Driver Fitness4916.4%Hazardous Materials2.67%

New Jersey Inspections: 1,443 Violations: 2,293 BASIC Violation GroupViolations% of Total ViolationsUnsafe Driving41118%Hours-of-Service341.5%Vehicle Maintenance1,37460%Substance & Alcohol5.2%Driver Fitness2249.8%Hazardous Materials311.4%

New Mexico Inspections: 9,979 Violations: 2,587 BASIC Violation GroupViolations% of Total ViolationsUnsafe Driving64825%Hours-of-Service2469.5%Vehicle Maintenance1,54459.7%Substance & Alcohol10.38%Driver Fitness552.1%Hazardous Materials13.5%

New York Inspections: 10,016 Violations: 6,055 BASIC Violation GroupViolations% of Total ViolationsUnsafe Driving1,23520.4%Hours-of-Service4277%Vehicle Maintenance3,41456%Substance & Alcohol13.2%Driver Fitness3455.7%Hazardous Materials49.8%

North Carolina Inspections: 7,939 Violations: 2,204 BASIC Violation GroupViolations% of Total ViolationsUnsafe Driving44320%Hours-of-Service1958.9%Vehicle Maintenance1,26257%Substance & Alcohol11.5%Driver Fitness1637.4%Hazardous Materials6.27%

North Dakota Inspections: 1,163 Violations: 799 BASIC Violation GroupViolations% of Total ViolationsUnsafe Driving10112.6%Hours-of-Service10613.2%Vehicle Maintenance55870%Substance & Alcohol5.62%Driver Fitness162%Hazardous Materials1.125%

Ohio Inspections: 5,447 Violations: 2,241 BASIC Violation GroupViolations% of Total ViolationsUnsafe Driving53323.7%Hours-of-Service27812.4%Vehicle Maintenance1,25056%Substance & Alcohol3.13%Driver Fitness894%Hazardous Materials17.75%

Oklahoma Inspections: 3,476 Violations: 1,759 BASIC Violation GroupViolations% of Total ViolationsUnsafe Driving49028%Hours-of-Service1317.4%Vehicle Maintenance97455%Substance & Alcohol3.17%Driver Fitness854.8%Hazardous Materials14.8%

Oregon Inspections: 1,971 Violations: 814 BASIC Violation GroupViolations% of Total ViolationsUnsafe Driving12215%Hours-of-Service19324%Vehicle Maintenance43253%Substance & Alcohol3.36%Driver Fitness374.5%Hazardous Materials1.12%

Pennsylvania Inspections: 6,907 Violations: 5,035 BASIC Violation GroupViolations% of Total ViolationsUnsafe Driving1,49729.7%Hours-of-Service4148.2%Vehicle Maintenance2,51750%Substance & Alcohol9.17%Driver Fitness2935.8%Hazardous Materials1.01%

Rhode Island Inspections: 539 Violations: 1,195 BASIC Violation GroupViolations% of Total ViolationsUnsafe Driving38632.3%Hours-of-Service252%Vehicle Maintenance59649.9%Substance & Alcohol4.3%Driver Fitness1058.8%Hazardous Materials4.33%

South Carolina Inspections: 3,695 Violations: 1,415 BASIC Violation GroupViolations% of Total ViolationsUnsafe Driving48935%Hours-of-Service1148%Vehicle Maintenance69549%Substance & Alcohol6.4%Driver Fitness694.8%Hazardous Materials161.1%

South Dakota Inspections: 2,218 Violations: 163 BASIC Violation GroupViolations% of Total ViolationsUnsafe Driving5936%Hours-of-Service159%Vehicle Maintenance8149.6%Substance & Alcohol00%Driver Fitness74.2%Hazardous Materials00%

Tennessee Inspections: 6,900 Violations: 2,239 BASIC Violation GroupViolations% of Total ViolationsUnsafe Driving66729.8%Hours-of-Service26812%Vehicle Maintenance1,07748%Substance & Alcohol10.4%Driver Fitness1175.2%Hazardous Materials9.4%

Texas Inspections: 26,570 Violations: 27,320 BASIC Violation GroupViolations% of Total ViolationsUnsafe Driving2,3418.5%Hours-of-Service1,2244.5%Vehicle Maintenance22,24981.4%Substance & Alcohol29.1%Driver Fitness6812.5%Hazardous Materials145.5%

Utah Inspections: 3,667 Violations: 1,804 BASIC Violation GroupViolations% of Total ViolationsUnsafe Driving40222.2%Hours-of-Service33718.6%Vehicle Maintenance93652%Substance & Alcohol11.6%Driver Fitness543%Hazardous Materials8.4%

Vermont Inspections: 650 Violations: 240 BASIC Violation GroupViolations% of Total ViolationsUnsafe Driving4418.3%Hours-of-Service208.3%Vehicle Maintenance14761.3%Substance & Alcohol00%Driver Fitness145.8%Hazardous Materials00%

Virginia Inspections: 2,895 Violations: 1,633 BASIC Violation GroupViolations% of Total ViolationsUnsafe Driving18611.4%Hours-of-Service16410%Vehicle Maintenance1,11868.5%Substance & Alcohol5.3%Driver Fitness684.1%Hazardous Materials8.5%

Washington Inspections: 6,611 Violations: 3,623 BASIC Violation GroupViolations% of Total ViolationsUnsafe Driving1,25935%Hours-of-Service41811.5%Vehicle Maintenance1,59044%Substance & Alcohol7.2%Driver Fitness1373.8%Hazardous Materials7.2%

West Virginia Inspections: 1,989 Violations: 579 BASIC Violation GroupViolations% of Total ViolationsUnsafe Driving20335%Hours-of-Service295%Vehicle Maintenance24642%Substance & Alcohol1.17%Driver Fitness447.6%Hazardous Materials00%

Wisconsin Inspections: 3,122 Violations: 2,740 BASIC Violation GroupViolations% of Total ViolationsUnsafe Driving80729.5%Hours-of-Service1385%Vehicle Maintenance1,47354%Substance & Alcohol6.2%Driver Fitness843%Hazardous Materials14.5%

Wyoming Inspections: 2,093 Violations: 1,276 BASIC Violation GroupViolations% of Total ViolationsUnsafe Driving17914%Hours-of-Service24819%Vehicle Maintenance69855%Substance & Alcohol6.5%Driver Fitness705.5%Hazardous Materials4.3%

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