Steve Vaughn

National Director of Field Operations at HELP Inc. providers of PrePass

Steve Vaughn is the National Director of Field Operations at HELP Inc., the provider of PrePass weigh station bypass service. Steve served 28 years with the California Highway Patrol before retiring as Chief of the Enforcement Services Division. In this role, he was responsible for statewide oversight for commercial vehicle regulation, inspection and enforcement in California.

In addition, Steve has served as Congressional Liaison with the U.S. Congress, president of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, and has chaired or participated on several committees including the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, Intelligent Transportation Society of America, TRB Truck and Bus Safety Committee and the California Peace Officers Association. He also served as California’s public sector representative to the HELP Board of Directors from 2000-2008.

Prior to joining HELP in his current position, he served as President of SJV Consulting Inc., a firm specializing in transportation safety and security advisory services. 

How to use enforcement inspection data to improve your operation

Fleets have an abundance of data available today given all the sensors and telematics devices, which are either installed by OEMs or retrofitted on many of their vehicles. Accessing and using this information is critical to ensuring your fleet is operating legally, safely, and with optimal efficiently.

Why your trucks are getting inspected

While there are federal guidelines for what is included in a roadside inspection, there are no hard and fast federal rules determining which trucks will be inspected and which won’t. Although there are inspection data sources that indicate a carrier’s safety performance, ultimately the final decision for closer examination is at the discretion of the state and, more specifically, of the certified inspector or officer.

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