Violate federal trucking regulations and it’s going to hit your wallet a little harder starting today.
The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Tuesday, July 30, it has increased fines across the board for violations of federal trucking regulations.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 to adjust fine amounts each year based on inflation.
A final rule published in the Federal Register today makes the new fine amounts effective immediately. The 2015 Act required FMCSA and other DOT agencies to issue an initial “catch-up” adjustment, followed by annual adjustments for inflation.
Violations and the new fine amounts include: