What are the fines for DOT violations?

What are the fines for DOT violations?

DOT increases fines for federal trucking violations across the board

Description Citation New penalty
Non-recordkeeping violations 49 U.S.C. 521(b)(2)(A) 15,040
Non-recordkeeping violations by drivers 49 U.S.C. 521(b)(2)(A) 3,760
Violation of 49 CFR 392.5 (first conviction) 49 U.S.C. 31310(i)(2)(A) 3,096

What is an HOS violation?

Hours of Service violations, also known as HOS violations, is a common theme in the trucking industry. CMV drivers and fleet managers are often struggling with HOS violations, because penalties and fines for violating Hours of Service rules can quickly add up.

What are the most common hours of service violations?

Here are the most common HOS driver violations from roadside inspections, and how to fix them:

  1. Stopping Form & Manner Violations.
  2. Stopping Not Current Violations.
  3. Stopping Driving Beyond Time Violations.
  4. False Records Violations.
  5. No Record of Duty Status and Failing to Retain Previous 7 Days’ Logs.

What is the fine for no DOT number?

Fines for operating a CMV without a valid DOT number can be very expensive. They range in price from $3,000 and go up to $115,000 or more depending on the infraction. It can be very costly to operate outside of FMCSA guidelines and it is not recommended.

How do DOT violations work?

Violators are subject to sanctions that can include financial penalties (fines), suspension of a company’s permission to operate its commercial vehicle fleet, or jail time.

What happens if a trucker drives more than 11 hours?

Once you have driven a total of 11 hours, you have reached the driving limit and must be off duty for another 10 consecutive hours (or equivalent) before driving your truck again. Example: You have had 10 consecutive hours off.

Do local drivers need electronic logs?

Drivers Who Maintain RODS for 8 Days or Less Drivers who maintain Record of Duty Status (RODS) for 8 days or fewer in a 30-day rolling period don’t need an ELD. They need to maintain paper logs, but the ELD itself isn’t legally required.

Do local drivers need ELD?

If a driver maintains Record of Duty Status (RODS) for less than 8 days in a 30-day rolling period, he or she doesn’t need an electronic logging device. If however the driver breaks this exception more than 8 times in a 30-day period, the driver will need an ELD for the remainder of that 30-day cycle.

What’s the fine for a lane violation in Texas?

The fines are $220 for up to 5,000 pounds over, $520 for 5,001 to 10,000 pounds over and $1020 for anything 10,001 pounds and over. Logbook violations will cost $145. If you have lane violations, grade violations or speed while towing a trailer, your fine will be a flat fee of $220.

Do you need a log book in Texas?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration administers log book requirements for all U.S. states. Some exceptions to federal law apply to Texas drivers, however, as detailed in the state’s Transportation and Administrative Codes administered and enforced by the state’s Department of Transportation and Department of Public Safety, respectively.

What are the fines for a CDL violation?

With a CDL, weight violations will vary based on the amount of weight you are over the limit. The fines are $220 for up to 5,000 pounds over, $520 for 5,001 to 10,000 pounds over and $1020 for anything 10,001 pounds and over. Logbook violations will cost $145.

What happens if you don’t have a log book?

Incomplete entries, failing to keep a record, or failing to produce a log book on request leaves a driver and/or motor carrier open to prosecution, and may result in fines, license suspension or revocation or other punitive measures.