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What is the carrier’s liability when its drivers falsify records of duty status?

liability for false records

§395.8 Driver’s record of duty status.   

Guidance Q&A

Question 21: What is the carrier’s liability when its drivers falsify records of duty status?

Guidance: A carrier is liable both for the actions of its drivers in submitting false documents and for its own actions in accepting false documents. Motor carriers have a duty to require drivers to observe the FMCSRs.

Regulatory Topic: liability for false records
Published Date: Sunday, May 4, 1997
Issued Date: Friday, April 4, 1997