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By analyzing RigDig data and other sources, Overdrive Senior Editor Todd Dills highlighted problems with the Compliance Safety Accountability program the federal government uses to identify unsafe trucking fleets, including the fact that it unfairly targets smaller carriers. Neal judges called the series “a masterful service to its readers and a master class in how to use data to hold the Federal government accountable for a safety system whose rankings were inconsistent, often unfair, and unacceptably opaque.” Read More
Since 2000, there have been over 639,000 federally recordable, tow-away accidents for class 3-8 trucks (for valid VINs) reported in RigDig. Of these accidents, over 23,000 resulted in a fatality.
VIN Cloning is a growing crime, where criminals take the vehicle identification number (VIN) from a wrecked vehicle while it is sitting in a junkyard, then create new VIN plates for a stolen vehicle of the same make, model, year and color. RigDig can protect you from purchasing a VIN cloned vehicle.
In April of 2013, 3.7% of the RigDig Reports run by users were for trucks that were flagged as either Junk, Salvage or had a serious Salvage Title.