Don’t believe the hype — technological advances like Waze and POI software might help you avoid police traps and alert you of speed cameras, but they certainly can’t stop you from getting a ticket altogether.
Case in point: commercial truck drivers in the U.S. have already received over 281,000 violations in 2021 according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), and it’s estimated that 1 in 4 truckers will receive a ticket at some point this year.
Per the FMCSA, here are the top five violations American drivers have clocked in 2021:
- Speeding 6-10 miles per hour over the speed limit
- Failure to obey traffic control device
- False report of driver’s record of duty status
- Failing to use seat belt while operating a CMV
- Operating a CMV without a CDL
Bottom line: technology has not reduced the need for truckers to have legal protection services. TVC Pro-Driver most frequently fights violations having to do with speeding, improper lane changes, overweight loads and failure to obey traffic control devices. In fact, from May 2020 to May 2021, we helped close 1,777 CSA cases for our members.
There’s a reason TVC Pro-Driver is the only legal protection service with an A+ rating from the BBB. We are the only provider to charge no additional fees for covered cases for active members, and we’re also the only provider which handles serious accident violations. Fleet managers trust us to keep their drivers on the road and out of court, thereby reducing the risk to their bottom lines. Fleet truckers know we’ll fight their tickets in the court of original jurisdiction, keeping them from being sidelined and unable to earn money.
So, the next time someone tells you to relax and let your fleet rely on technology, think again. Get TVC on the case to protect your drivers from a ticket!