Malicious compliance is how those who feel powerless exact revenge on superiors. Fleet managers can be the target, too.
A Double Whammy for Truck Fleets: Ticket ‘Inflation’ and ‘Malicious Compliance’
Ticket fees have escalated dramatically and there appears to be a trend toward "malicious compliance," all for the sake of generating revenue. It's not uncommon for multiple tickets to be issued for the same violation due to overlapping regulations and the 'latitude' of interpretation afforded to officers. Plus, officers are providing fewer warnings and increasingly citing minor infractions, especially equipment violations. Increased citations negatively impact a fleet's DOT rating under CSA.