Department of Transportation Increases Fines for Trucking Violations

The Department of Transportation has increased the cost of violating a trucking regulation.

Each year, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration must raise the fine amount to adjust for inflation. This is a law that was put in place by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015.

The prices for violating trucking regulations are up 1.02 percent since 2017.

Some of the violations include failure to respond to a subpoena, falsifying records, transporting hazardous materials improperly, evading carrier regulations and many more.

Next year’s price increase will be announced around the same time as last year.