Every so often drivers ask me how to report a company that forces them to work over hours, or drive unsafe equipment. The government has set up a toll free hotline to take these complaints and start an investigation. The DOT website to report violations can be found here and states:

The Motor Carrier Safety

In case you missed it the PSP (Pre-employment screening program) is now live. PSP is designed to assist the motor carrier industry in assessing individual operators’ crash and serious safety violation history as a pre-employment condition.

Carriers should be using this program to check on all new drivers. The PSP website is located here. The

Over 10% of all commercial motor vehicles (Tractor trailers, buses, etc…) have brakes that are so bad that government inspectors place them out of service and wont allow them to continue to drive on our roads. The CVSA (the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, an industry group)  recently released statistics, on October 15, 2010, that stated that of all

Recently I was contacted about a Volvo tractor trailer whose brakes allegedly spontaneously applied to  the parking brakes. This is supposedly true even with positive air pressure showing on the gages. Volvo is apparently fully aware of this problem and no immediate recall has been issued.

Has any driver had this sort of problem? Can anyone else substantiate this problem?