Driving is more than a task – its your career and way of life. Commercial truckers are seldom set up for success. First, there’s the stress of long hours on lonely highways and strict timelines. Then add traffic conditions, weather hazards and road closures, and it can easily seem your mission is impossible.
Arizona trucking laws are already among the most stringent in the country. Unlike ordinary vehicles, probable cause isn’t necessary to get pulled over. With tougher mandates under the Compliance Safety Accountability (CSA) program, commercial truckers also deal with invasive inspection processes. At every stop, police aim to find violations – costing truck drivers hours of time, delayed deliveries and ultimately, their jobs.
For more than a decade our team has been serving hardworking truck drivers. We have come to understand the frustrations of the industry. We protect your livelihood against the following violations:
Mistakes in your manifest or a slight overage in weight can lead to hefty fines, criminal charges and jail time. An error at the time your truck was loaded could cost you your job.
The crime of failing to stop at any port of entry is subject to the penalty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. There are multiple court dates and the D.A. or prosecutors often seek criminal penalties including jail time and CSA points.
One in eight driver violations are related to medical issues, often a failure to have a valid medical certificate. An oversight of your cardu2019s expiration date adds more points to your CSA value. Police officers throughout Arizona take these requirements very seriously.
Any of the aforementioned violations result in increased CSA points. The higher your point value, the higher the risk for your career and livelihood. You can learn more about the CSA point system at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration website below.