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If a driver’s record of duty status is not signed, may enforcement action be taken on the current day’s record if it contains false information?

Hours of Service Records of Duty Status

§395.8 Driver’s record of duty status.   

Guidance Q&A

Question 3:  If a driver’s record of duty status is not signed, may enforcement action be taken on the current day’s record if it contains false information?

Guidance: Enforcement action can be taken against the driver even though that record may not be signed. The regulations require the driver to keep the record of duty status current to the time of last change of duty status (whether or not the record has been signed). Also, § 395.8(e) states that making false reports shall make the driver and/or the carrier liable to prosecution.

Regulatory Topic: Hours of Service Maximum Driving Time
Effective Date: Sunday, May 4, 1997
Issued Date: Friday, April 4, 1997