How long must motor carriers retain records of duty status (RODS) and supporting documents?
NOTE: This guidance reflects minor correction(s) (e.g., for grammar, typographical errors, or consistency) made on March 10, 2022.
Question: How long must motor carriers retain records of duty status (RODS) and supporting documents?
Guidance: Under 49 CFR 395.8(k)(1), motor carriers must retain RODS and supporting documents for six months from the date of receipt.
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