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FMCSA Increases Fines

Jul 22, 2015 | Industry News

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has increased the fines associated with many commercial driver and carrier violations.  

The fines that are changing are listed below with the amount of the change and the new value respectively.

  • Out-of-service order: Operation of CMV by driver, up $1,000 to $3,100
  • Out-of-service order: Requiring or permitting driver to operate CMV, up $5,000 to $21,000
  • Out-of-service order: Operation by driver of equipment placed OOS: up $1,000 to $3,100
  • Out of service order: Requiring or permitting driver to operate equipment placed OOS, up $5,000 to $21,000
  • Failure to return written certification of correction following OOS order: up $100 to $850
  • Conducting operations during suspension or revocation for failure to pay penalties: up $5,000 to $16,000
  • Recordkeeping: Maximum penalty per day: up $100 to $1,100
  • Recordkeeping: Maximum penalty total: up $1,000 to $11,000
  • Knowing falsification of records: up $1,000 to $11,000
  • Non-recordkeeping violations: up $5,000 to $16,000
  • Non-recordkeeping violations by drivers: up $1,000 to $2,750
  • Alcohol prohibition violations: up $1,000 to $4,750
  • CDL violations: up $1,000 to $4,750
  • Special penalties, OOS violation (first violation): up $250 to $2,750
  • Special penalties, OOS violation (subsequent violations): up $500 to $5,500
  • Knowingly allowing, authorizing employee violations of OOS order (minimum): up $1,000 to $4,750
  • Knowingly allowing, authorizing employee violations of OOS order (maximum): up $2,500 to $27,500
  • Special penalties, railroad-highway grade crossing violations: up $1,000 to $11,000
  • Financial responsibility (insurance) violations: up $5,000 to $21,000
  • Charging services for HHG not performed: up $1,000 to $7,500
  • Tariff violations: up $20,000 to $140,000
  • Tariff violations, freight forwarders (maximum, first violation): up $100 to $750
  • Tariff violations, freight forwarders (maximum, subsequent violations): up $1,000 to $3,200
  • Service from freight forwarders at less than rate in effect (first violation): up $650 to $750
  • Service from freight forwarders at less than rate in effect (subsequent violations): up $1,000 to $3,200
  • Loading and unloading violations: up $5,000 to $16,000
  • Reporting and recordkeeping (maximum): up $1,000 to $7,500
  • Unauthorized disclosure of information: up $1,000 to $3,200
  • Knowingly and willfully failing to deliver or unload HHG at destination: up $1,000 to $11,000
  • HHG broker estimate before entering into agreement with carrier: up $900 to $10,900
  • Copying of records and access to equipment, lands and buildings (maximum per day): up $100 to $1,100
  • Copying of records and access to equipment, lands and building (total): up $1,000 to $11,000

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