Driver Leasing News – FMCSA Proposes Tough Sanctions for Carriers That Repeatedly Disregard Safety Rules

Safety regulators want to impose the ultimate penalty, loss of registration, on truck and bus operations that show egregious disregard for the rules.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration says that every year a small number of carriers try to avoid compliance or disguise non-compliance. These carriers often submit new applications under a different name after they have been placed out of service, the agency said.

In a proposed rule posted this week, the agency said it needs to take strong action to deter this kind of behavior.

With the legal authority it gained in this year’s highway law, the agency proposes to suspend or revoke the operating authority of carriers that disregard the rules. The rule also targets carrier officers or employers who either disregard the rules or permit others to do so.

The proposal targets failure to comply with safety rules, as well as concealment of that failure. It also goes after those who do not comply with orders to fix safety problems, who do not pay fines for safety violations, or who do not respond to enforcement actions.

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FMCSA is looking for comments on the proposal by Jan. 14.

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Douglas Mills writes for Third party logistics company, Pro Source Inc of Atlanta, GA.