Number of Hours-of-Service violations drop from 2011 to 2014

- Analysis of Federal Motor Carrier Administration (FMCSA) safety data by the Journal of Commerce (JOC) indicates that the number of violations doled out by roadside inspectors for exceeding the 11-hour driving limit plummeted 35.8 percent from 2011, when there were 39,317 violations, through 2014, when there were 25,258 violations. The Aug. 13 issue of JOC additionally noted that the number of violations for driving more than 14 hours dropped 33.2 percent, from 71,699 to 47,870.

“These figures, available from FMCSA online by year and violation very likely reflect not only more stringent enforcement of regulations but improvements in carrier compliance programs, especially improvements carriers made in advance of new Hours-of-Service rules issued in 2013,” JOC noted.

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