posted Apr 7, 2010, 6:14 AM by David Wright
Each year thousands of companies and their drivers pay penalties for
violating the DOT’s FMCSR. The penalties listed below are real, and the hit
your company and employees where it counts – in their pockets!! Take a look at
5 general violations:
|A safety violation by a company such as failing to
perform annual inspections or failing to insure that drivers are qualified.
|A safety violation by a driver, such as violating the
hours of service rules or driving while intoxicated.
|Violating and out-of-service order.
||$3,750 – Driver|
$16,000 - Company
|Failing to prepare or maintain a required record such
as a Daily Inspection Report, Driver’s Log, or a Driver Qualification File.
||$1,000 per day, up to $10,000|
|Knowingly falsifying, changing, or destroying required
documents, such as a medical card, drivers log, or daily inspection.
||$10,000 per violation|