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What is the liability of a motor carrier for hours of service violations?

Hours of Service Maximum Driving Time

§395.3 Maximum driving time for property-carrying vehicles.  

Guidance Q&A

Question 7: What is the liability of a motor carrier for hours of service violations?

Guidance: The carrier is liable for violations of the hours of service regulations if it had or should have had the means by which to detect the violations. Liability under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) does not depend upon actual knowledge of the violations.

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