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FMCSA Steps Up Game against Non-compliant Carriers

Posted: August 1, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC — Side-stepping carriers, be warned: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) have proposed amendments to its regulations.

The proposed amendments would allow the agency to take action against carriers who’ve shown repeated “egregious disregard” for compliance.

If passed, the FMCSA could suspend and revoke operating authority registrations of carriers who are repeatedly discovered with safety and operating infractions of their CMVs.

As a result, reported carriers who continue their operations during imposed suspension or revocation periods could also face fines of up to $11,000 per day, the FMCSA said.

That includes carriers permitting individuals with non-compliance infractions to act on their behalf.

According to the FMSCA, these amendments would implement section 4113 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act.

For the full list of FMSCA’s proposed rules, visit the website here.

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