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FMCSA set to increase fines for some safety reg violations

Found this on “ETrucker.com

By James Jaillet

Published April, 02 2015

Violation of certain federal safety regulations is about to get a little more expensive.

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is set to publish April 3 a Final Rule increasing fine levels for a bevy of different violations of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. The increased fines will take effect 60 days from the April 3 publication.

The increases are meant to account for inflation, FMCSA says, and were mandated by 2012’s MAP-21 highway funding law.

Here is a chart of all of the violations that will see increases, with their old and new fine levels:

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