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VIOLATION SUMMARY Vehicle Maint. Violations: 3,438

393.9 Inoperable Required Lamp 304 93 2
393.47(e) Clamp or Roto type brake out-of-adjustment 248 0 4
396.3(a)(1) Inspection, repair and maintenance of parts & accessories 190 25 2
393.53(b)
CMV manufactured after 10/19/94 has an automatic airbrake adjustment system that
fails to compensate for wear
170 0 4
396.5(b) Oil and/or grease leak 114 5 3
393.25(f) Stop lamp violations 113 87 6
396.3A1B Brakes (general) Explain: 111 17 4
393.55(e)
No or Defective ABS Malfunction Indicator Lamp for trailer manufactured after
03/01/1998
109 0 4
393.45(d) Brake connections with leaks or constrictions 97 7 4
393.9TS Inoperative turn signal 90 52 6
396.3A1BL Brake system pressure loss 90 19 4
393.45(b)(2) Brake hose or tubing chafing and/or kinking 86 18 4
393.75(c)
Tire-other tread depth less than 2/32 of inch measured in 2 adjacent major tread
grooves
85 2 8
393.45 Brake tubing and hose adequacy 77 44 4
393.45DLUV Brake Connections with Leaks Under Vehicle 76 1 4
393.9T Inoperable tail lamp 72 16 6
393.48(a) Inoperative/defective brakes 63 17 4
393.75(a)(3) Tire-flat and/or audible air leak 63 61 8
393.75(a) Flat tire or fabric exposed 61 61 8
393.11 No or defective lighting devices or reflective material as required 58 12 3
396.3(a)1BOSBRAKES OUT OF SERVICE: The number of defective brakes is equal to or greater than 46 46 0
3/16/2018 Safety Measurement System – Vehicle Maint. BASIC (U.S. DOT# 71821)
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20 percent of the service brakes on the vehicle or combination
393.45B2UV Brake Hose or Tubing Chafing and/or Kinking Under Vehicle 42 7 4
396.5BHWSLIW
Hubs – Wheel seal leaking – inner wheel 42 6 2
393.95(a) No/discharged/unsecured fire extinguisher 41 0 2
393.78 Windshield wipers inoperative/defective 40 0 1
396.17(c) Operating a CMV without proof of a periodic inspection 39 0 4
393.83(g) Exhaust leak under truck cab and/or sleeper 38 3 1
393.9H Inoperable head lamps 38 1 6
393.47(a) Inadequate brakes for safe stopping 36 12 4
393.207(a) Axle positioning parts defective/missing 31 23 7
396.3A1T Tires (general) 31 8 8
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)
29 0 4
393.45DLPC Brake Connections with Leaks – Connection to Power Unit 27 0 4
393.23PT All required lamps on towed vehicle inoperative due to no electrical connection 24 19 2
393.55(d)(3)
No or Defective ABS Malfunction Indicator for towed vehicles on vehicles
manufactured after February 2001
24 0 4
392.2WC Wheel (Mud) Flaps missing or defective 22 0 1
393.11TL
Truck-Tractor lower rear mud flaps retroreflective sheeting / reflex reflective material
requirements for vehicles manufactured after July 1997
20 0 3
396.5BHLOW
Hubs – oil and/or Grease Leaking from hub – outer wheel 19 8 2
393.19 Inoperative/defective hazard warning lamp 18 3 6
393.209(d) Steering system components worn, welded, or missing 18 13 6
393.23 Required lamp not powered by vehicle electric 18 10 2
393.45UV Brake Tubing and Hose Adequacy Under Vehicle 18 11 4
393.45B2PC Brake Hose or Tubing Chafing and/or Kinking – Connection to Power Unit 17 4 4
393.95(b) No spare fuses as required 17 0 2
393.209(e) Power steering violations 16 0 6
393.11TU
Truck-Tractor upper body corner requirements for retroreflective sheeting or reflex
reflective material for vehicles manufactured after July 1997
15 0 3
393.60(c) Damaged or discolored windshield 15 0 1
396.5BHWSLOW
Hubs – Wheel seal leaking – outer wheel 14 5 2
393.207(f) Air suspension pressure loss 13 5 7
393.95(f) No / insufficient warning devices 13 0 2
396.5B-HLIW Hubs – Oil and/or Grease Leaking from hub – inner wheel 13 3 2
393.100(a) No or improper load securement 12 4 1
393.55(d)(2)
CMV manufactured on/after 3/1/2001 not equipped with ABS malfunction circuit /
lamp from towed vehicle in cab.
12 0 4
393.75(a)(2) Tire-tread and/or sidewall separation 11 9 8
393.201(a) Frame cracked / loose / sagging / broken 10 3 2
393.207(c) Leaf spring assembly defective/missing 10 5 7
393.47(d) Insufficient brake linings 10 2 4
393.55(c)(2)
CMV other than truck-tractor manufactured on or after March 1, 1998 not equipped
with an antilock brake system.
10 0 4
393.75(f) Tire — exceeding weight rating of tire 10 10 3
393.60EWS Windshield – Obstructed 9 0 1
393.75(a)(1) Tire-ply or belt material exposed 9 8 8
393.203 Cab/body parts requirements violations 8 0 2
393.55(c)(1)
Truck Tractor manufactured on or after March 1, 1997 not equipped with an antilock
brake system.
8 0 4
392.9(a)(2) Failing to secure vehicle equipment 7 6 1
393.100(b) Leaking/spilling/blowing/falling cargo 7 4 7
393.11UR
Upper Rear retroreflective sheeting or reflex reflecting material requirements for
vehicles manufactured after December 1993
7 0 3
393.205(c) Wheel fasteners loose and/or missing 7 1 2
3/16/2018 Safety Measurement System – Vehicle Maint. BASIC (U.S. DOT# 71821)
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393.207(b) Adjustable axle locking pins missing or not engaged 6 5 7
393.50(c) No means to ensure operable check valve 6 0 4
396.3A1BC Brake-air compressor violation 6 6 4
393.102(a)(1)
(ii)
Insufficient means to prevent rearward movement 5 3 3
393.28 Improper or no wiring protection as required 5 0 3
393.43(a) No/improper tractor protection valve 5 5 4
393.45DCUV Brake Connections with Constrictions Under Vehicle 5 0 4
393.47(b) Mis-matched brake chambers on same axle 5 5 4
393.75(b) Tire-front tread depth less than 4/32 of inch on a major tread groove 5 1 8
396.3A1-
LLEAK
A liquid fuel system with a dripping leak at any point. 5 4 3
392.8 Failing to inspect/use emergency equipment 4 0 2
392.9(a) Failing to secure load 4 3 1
393.104(a) Inadequate/damaged securement device/system 4 0 1
393.25(b) Lamps are not visible as required 4 3 6
393.25(e) Lamp not steady burning 4 1 6
393.30 Improper battery installation 4 0 3
393.45DCPC Brake Connections with Constrictions – Connection to Power Unit 4 0 4
393.45PC Brake Tubing and Hose Adequacy – Connections to Power Unit 4 1 4
393.70(c) Defective coupling devices for full trailer 4 3 3
393.70(d) No or improper safety chains or cables for full trailer 4 2 3
393.75(h) Tire underinflated 4 3 3
393.81 Horn inoperative 4 0 3
396.3A1DSYE Drive Shaft Yoke Ends Cracked / Loose / Broken / Missing 4 3 3
392.7(a) Driver failing to conduct pre-trip inspection 3 0 4
393.11RT
Retroreflective material not affixed as required for trailers manufactured after
December 1993
3 0 3
393.207(e) Torsion bar cracked and/or broken 3 2 7
393.48ABMBC
Brakes – Missing or Broken Components including Pad Retaining Components and
loose or missing caliper mounting bolt(s)
3 2 4
393.50(d) No/Defective air reservoir drain valve 3 0 4
393.51 No or defective brake warning device 3 2 4
393.65 Fuel system requirements 3 1 1
393.70 Fifth wheel 3 2 3
393.79 Defroster / Defogger inoperative 3 0 1
393.84 Inadequate floor condition 3 0 2
392.33 Operating CMV with lamps/reflectors obscured 2 0 6
392.7(b) Driver failing to conduct a pre-trip inspection of intermodal equipment 2 0 4
392.9 Driver may not operate a CMV without proper load securement 2 1 1
393.100(c) Failure to prevent cargo shifting 2 2 1
393.106(c)(2) Cargo without direct contact not prevented from shifting while in transit 2 2 3
393.11LR
No Lower rear retroreflective sheeting or reflex reflective materials as required for
vehicles manufactured after December 1993
2 0 3
393.11N
No retroreflective sheeting or reflex reflective materials as required for vehicles
manufactured after December 1993
2 0 3
393.201(d) Frame accessories improperly attached 2 0 2
393.40 Inadequate brake system on a CMV 2 1 4
393.43 No/improper breakaway or emergency braking 2 1 4
393.65(f) Improper fuel line protection 2 0 1
393.67(c)(7) Fuel tank fill pipe cap missing 2 0 1
393.70(a) Defective coupling device-improper tracking 2 1 3
393.75(f)(2) Tire underinflated 2 0 3
393.75GLOAD
Weight carried exceeds tire load limit 2 2 3
393.83(a) Exhaust system location 2 1 1
393.83(e) Improper exhaust discharge (not rear of cab) 2 0 1
396.3A1DSUJUniversal Joint Loose / Broken / Missing Component 2 1 3
3/16/2018 Safety Measurement System – Vehicle Maint. BASIC (U.S. DOT# 71821)
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396.5AHNLIW
Hubs – No visible or measurable lubricant showing in the hub – inner wheel 2 0 2
396.5AHNLOW
Hubs – No visible or measurable lubricant showing in the hub – outer wheel 2 2 2
399.207 Vehicle access requirements violations 2 0 2
392.9(a)(1) Failing to secure cargo as specified in 49 CFR 393.100 through 393.142 1 0 1
392.9(a)(3) Drivers view and/or movement is obstructed 1 0 1
393.100 Failure to prevent cargo shifting 1 0 1
393.104(b) Damaged securement system/tiedowns 1 0 1
393.106(b) Cargo not immobilized or secured 1 0 3
393.11TT
Truck-Tractor with No retroreflective sheeting or reflex reflective material on vehicle
manufactured after July 1997
1 0 3
393.13(a)
Retroreflective tape not affixed as required for Trailers manufactured prior to
December 1993
1 0 3
393.13(c)(1)
No Side retroreflective sheeting or reflex reflective material as required for vehicles
manufactured before December 1993
1 0 3
393.13(c)(3)
No Upper Rear retroreflective sheeting or reflex reflective material as required for
vehicles manufactured before 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
393.201(c) Frame rail flange improperly bent/cut/notched other than by vehicle manufacturer 1 0 2
393.203(a) Cab door missing/broken 1 0 2
393.203(b) Cab/body improperly secured to frame 1 1 2
393.205(a) Wheel/rim cracked or broken 1 0 2
393.209(b) Excessive steering wheel lash 1 1 6
393.24(a) Non-compliance with headlamp requirements 1 0 6
393.24(c) Improper headlamp mounting 1 0 6
393.25(a) Improper lamp mounting 1 0 6
393.42 No brakes as required – Explain: 1 0 4
393.45(b)(3) Brake hose or tubing contacting exhaust system 1 0 4
393.45A-HJS Hydraulic Brake tubing improperly joined or spliced 1 1 4
393.47(c) Mis-matched slack adjuster effective length 1 1 4
393.48(b)(1) Defective brake limiting device 1 0 4
393.50 Inadequate reservoir for air/vacuum brakes 1 0 4
393.53(c)
No or Defective Brake Adjustment Indicator on Air Brake System for vehicle
manufactured after 10/19/1994
1 0 4
393.55(a) ABS required on all CMVs with hydraulic brakes manufactured after February 1999 1 0 4
393.65(c) Improper securement of fuel tank 1 0 1
393.70(b) Defective/improper fifth wheel assemblies 1 1 3
393.70(b)(2) Defective fifth wheel locking mechanism 1 1 3
393.70B1I
Defective latching fasteners fasteners on either side of the vehicle are missing or
ineffective per current OOS Criteria
1 1 3
393.71(h)(10) No or Improper safety chains for towbar 1 1 3
393.75(a)(4) Tire-cut exposing ply and/or belt material 1 1 8
393.75B-OOS Tire-front tread depth less than 2/32 of inch on a major tread groove 1 0 8
393.82 Speedometer inoperative / inadequate 1 0 3
393.83(f) Improper exhaust system repair (patch/wrap) 1 0 1
393.83(h) Exhaust system not securely fastened 1 0 1
393.93(b) Failure to equip truck with seatbelts 1 0 2
396.1 Must have knowledge of and comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations 1 0 4
396.13(c) No reviewing driver signature on DVIR 1 0 4
396.3A1BA Bolt-type or DD-3 -type Brake Out of Adjustment 1 0 4
396.3A1BD Brake-defective brake drum 1 1 4
396.5(a) Failing to ensure that vehicle is properly lubricated 1 0 3
396.7 Unsafe operations forbidden 1 0 3
INSPECTION HISTORY Vehicle Inspections: 4,552
3/16/2018 Safety Measurement System – Vehicle Maint. BASIC (U.S. DOT# 71821)
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2.566404e+12 gallons per SLAUGHTER CYCLE is the answer to how much water does your food drink? social WATER math on a pound of beef, scott richard

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do fries go with that shake?
george clinton
1986

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it’s been almost two whole years since this essay was published.
here it is again for all of you who missed it the first time:

slaughter cycle numbers and fake math — how the media tricks you into the things you do & the BIGGEST issue on your plate should be this topic, not the presidential election shampaign, scott richard september 25th 2016

while the country argues about building walls and not electing females, the real problems continue.

america, so fat and lazy, not likely to wake up before it’s too late.

indebted to foreign countries, on the brink of international war…

ah, so adorable.
thank goddha the new fall tv shows are all coming back!!!

let’s do the water gallon usage math of cows. i went to several meat industry sites and they only give us numbers. they won’t actually tell us how many gallons a cow consumes in its SLAUGHTER CYCLE:

"As a rule of thumb, consumption will range from 1 gallon per 100 pounds of body weight during cold weather to nearly 2 gallons per 100 pounds of body during the hottest weather. Lactating cows require nearly twice as much water compared to dry cows.
Daily water intake may vary from 3 to 30 gallons per day depending on age, body size (weight), stage of production, and the environment (mainly air temperature).
Clean fresh water free of manure, dirt, and other debris is important."
beef.unl.edu/amountwatercowsdrink

i like that last detail "fact". it is in reference to the enormity of simply WASTED water that takes place around cows. and by wasted, that’s exactly what i mean. no one monitors this. it is their own FREE FOR THEMS.

okay, back to the math:

so we have beef cows and we want to understand their slaughter-cycle.

"According to Animals Australia, the natural lifespan of a dairy cow is approximately 20 years. The average lifespan of a beef cow is 15 to 20 months."

before i go any further, let me say something about math.
math ONLY works if your "variables" are ACCURATE and EQUAL.
the very second either of those aren’t possible, math is instantly INACCURATE.

what do i mean? if you ran these same numbers and made the "cow variable" into a PERSON and you looked at the kill rate and realized that we were killing people and they had different ages, you would NEVER REFER TO THIS AS A LIFESPAN. it is a kill period, not a life span. VEALERS live very short lives — 8 months for example. but this is NOT A LIFESPAN> it is much closer to a concentration camp for a species.

so, it is unfair to call the SLAUGHTER CYCLE a "life span".
and, oddly, they actually show the real life span of an average dairy cow of 20 years (dairy cows drink twice as much water as beef fed cows).

and then they shamefully use language to hide this fact and pretend that the beef cows’ LIFE SPAN is actually its SLAUGHTER CYCLE. instantly, as i’ve mentioned, this affects the numbers.
they become more fake when you cheat the grammar of the word problem.

if i ask you how long it takes to get to tokyo from los angeles on a train, you can see that this sort of word problem is really difficult. you’d have to know exactly how long it took to dismantle a train and ship it…

anyway, back to our fake numbers game…

we’ll take the low numbers.
it’s always more fun to calculate down against things you are disputing.

that way, when others go back and re-run your numbers, you always score better instead of worse and they feel like they are superior because they did the research and got a better answer than was originally provided — i know, i know, humans are so vain and we love it…

"Ranchers will traditionally breed their cattle in the summer which will produce calves in the spring. On average, a newborn calf will weigh 70 to 90 pounds at birth. Before a calf is considered a feeder, it has already been gone through the process of being born, weaned and sent out to graze for up to nine months."
www.danielstrading.com/market-analysis/2012/01/12/beef-in…

now here’s something important.
when the BEEF INDUSTRY gives out its numbers on water usage for cattle, it only talks about stages in the slaughter-cycle of the cow.

that is, as you see in the detail fact above, a "FEEDER" has already been alive for about 9 months.

so, conspiratorially, all the data that the meat industry releases about water usage refers to the LAST 6 – 11 months of a beef cow’s life.

that’s kind of sneaky.

if you run the numbers on this bit of aside, the lowest actual water intake of the average calf before becoming a FEEDER is:

9 month weaning period
6 x 7 = 42 gallons per week
168 gallons per month
totaling

1512 gallons for nine months

so you might wonder, so what?
well look at this data fact:

"How many gallons of hot water does a shower use?
Showers.
Showering to Savings. In an average home, showers are typically the third largest water use after toilets and clothes washers. The average American shower uses 17.2 gallons (65.1 liters) and lasts for 8.2 minutes at average flow rate of 2.1 gallons per minute (gpm) (7.9 lpm)."

so if we take our numbers and compare this amount to the one person showering for a whole year which is 6,570 gallons using the average provided above, we see that 4 and a half weaner cows are consuming the same amount of water as one lucky shower person in the u.s. for an entire year.

and the meat industry conveniently doesn’t even count any of that water in their estimations.
which is weird because if we run these numbers about how many weaners exist, we get this total:
89 million head of cattle
multiplied by
1512 gallons
equals

134,568,000,000 gallons per slaughter-cycle THAT THE MEAT INDUSTRY FAILS TO EVEN COUNT!!!!!

that goes UNACCOUNTED for in the meat industry’s accounting to the public. this is the water that cows are consuming BEFORE they go into the FEEDER cycle.

during the feeder cycle, water intake DOUBLES!!!!

so calves…
"Water is the most essential and cheapest ingredient in any livestock feeding operation.

A 180–kg. (400-pound) calf will require from 10–30 liters (quarts) of water daily, depending on factors like temperature, humidity and the dry matter content of the diet. To achieve maximum gains, provide an adequate supply of clean, easily accessible water. "
translation, a calf is the term for a cow between birth and weaning.

at weaning, it’s called a weaner. that happens around nine months.

they drink about 6 gallons average during their calf period.

when they start to bulk up, that’s when the water ratio follows suit.

"A commercial steer or bull calf is expected to put on about 32 to 36 kg (71 to 79 lb) per month. A nine-month-old steer or bull is therefore expected to weigh about 250 to 270 kg (550 to 600 lb). Heifers will weigh at least 200 kg (440 lb) at eight months of age."

in the feeder cycle, cows can be drinking an average of upwards to 30 gallons of water per day.

the feeder portion of the SLAUGHTER CYCLE of a beef cow can last between six months and and eleven months.

let’s just say an average is nine, even though we don’t know that.

so you have nine months where FEEDER cows are consuming 30 gallons per day of water.

AGAIN, this doesn’t include the water it takes to produce their feed.

during the FEEDER PERIOD of a beef cow’s SLAUGHTER CYCLE, cows eat corn.
corn take 147 gallons of water to make one pound of corn feed.

FEEDER cows eat an average of 2400 pounds of corn feed.

but that’s not our business. we’re only assessing the water we can "count" based on the meat industry’s own actual stats. we know that a 35% loss of water rate through sheer waste is something that no one wants to actually know about.

water flows into the sea after all, and like the soda tax, this kind of focus on water will ultimately just make all natural commodities cost more — that’s the whole back bone fight for the war on food.

if you read my stuff you know i’ve been talking about the war on food for about twenty five years now. look into it!
www.flickr.com/photos/gazeronly/10492592756

anyway, let’s look at the numbers we can track.
just how much does a FEEDER cow drink at the end of its SLAUGHTER CYCLE.

9 times 30 gallons of water per day times 30 days in a month
equals 8,100 gallons of water.

this number is now HIGHER THAN an individual taking an 8 minute shower each day for a YEAR at two.1 gallons of water flow per minute.

but what does this even matter when nestle’s buys ONE MILLION LITERS of water for less than 4 dollars?!!?!?!
than they package it with plastic,
ship and sell each product unit for more than a dollar.
talk about a markup win strategy.

it makes the meat industry and their lavish use of water seem in competition with other industries and profiteering opportunists who have clearly taken the pilot’s seat and are driving the plane.
www.flickr.com/photos/gazeronly/9165168077

but let’s finish our math about FEEDER COWS.

here’s the total number of gallons each year used to water beef cows during the FEEDER phase of their SLAUGHTER CYCLE:

8100 gallons of water per head of cattle times 89 million head of cattle that are currently in the process of going through the SLAUGHTER CYCLE even as we read this

EQUALS

720,900,000,000

that’s SEVEN HUNDRED TWENTY BILLION, NINE HUNDRED MILLION

gallons of water.

so that’s the FEEDER phase>>>>

now we have to total out the FEEDER phase with the WEANER phase.

and here is the great and grand total of water consumption for the SLAUGHTER CYCLE each year:

855,468,000,000
gallons of H2O

let me add, that when i did the water research, it is important to remember that cow’s consumption of water (that is, THIS TOTAL) made up only 33% of the actual water usage required to make commercial business beef. GRASS FED COWS take even more because they have a longer SLAUGHTER CYCLE.

if we do the cheat math (i’ll give you the data link and info about all the actual math, the numbers and where they came from so you can read that if you want to take the time and see where these numbers originate), we find that we can just add the 66% to the grand total we have so far.

AGAIN, this number does not in any way account for the rampant waste of water that surrounds this industry and ends up running poisons, toxins, medical waste disease, etc. into the ground water and contaminating it for all creatures.

so AGAIN, this new total is just the CORN and the COWS.

and, as you can see GOOGLE calculator had a sht fit on this one and just reduced it so numbers don’t look insane:

2.566404e+12 gallons per SLAUGHTER CYCLE

and then, to get our yearly total, let’s generous proportionalize this number to accommodate for the average SLAUGHTER CYCLE being about a year and a half.

so here is the annual gallons of water being used for the current SLAUGHTER CYCLE:

1.710936e+12

but then we have to do alternate math, because we’re just talking about BEEF COWS, not DAIRY COWS, which consume TWICE as much water and live twenty years.

thankfully, only 9 million dairy cows. so we get to about 80 million head of cattle in the BEEF industry instead of almost 90 million.

but since those dairy cows drink twice as much and live at least 18 years longer than a beef cow, i think you get the picture.

that is, that this number
2.566404e+12 gallons per SLAUGHTER CYCLE
plus a little bit more is the actual yearly total for ALL head of cattle in the u.s.

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