Under a Final Rule published last week by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, fines motor carriers pay for violating the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and Hazardous Materials Regulations will be increasing. The penalties, which have been unchanged since 2007 or earlier, will be adjusted for inflation using various formulas prescribed by Congress. The final rule also consolidates specific reference to penalties to 49 C.F.R. §386 Appendices A and B, thereby eliminating inconsistency found in the regulatory text. The changes are effective June 2, 2015.
Posted on Sat, April 9, 2016
by Rebecca Chappell filed under