FMCSA Fines for Hours of Service Violations are Staggering

If normal operating costs weren’t expensive enough, steep FMCSA fines for Hours of Service violations can dry up any remaining profits that exist for fleets. In a time where every penny counts, and fines for HOS violations are on the rise, fleets are looking for any way possible to lower their risk.

As you can see, the amount of money paid in HOS violation penalties every year is staggering!

 

HOS fines are racking up! $343,647,360.00 HOS fines since the beginning of 2016*
What could you do with that kind of money?
image description Gallons of fuel 127,749,948
image description Truck tires 1,381,135
image description Smokey & The Bandit DVDs 68,729,472
image description iTunes downloads of
Eastbound and Down
115,479,524
image description Miles of road paved with $ 68,729,472
image description Driver salaries 68,729,472
* Based on fine amounts ranging from $150-$1100

It may seem like a losing proposition to try to keep money out of the DOT’s hands and in your own pockets. However, savvy fleets know how to turn the tables to their advantage.

With so much on a truck driver’s plate today, it’s often difficult to fill out cumbersome driver logs, and even more difficult to ensure the paperwork is done properly. ELD technology takes away the guesswork, allowing drivers to do what they do best—drive.