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What happens if you get an HOS violation?

If law enforcement finds a driver in violation of any HOS rules, they have the ability to shut the truck down, where it will sit on the roadside until the driver has accumulated enough off-duty time to be back in compliance. 

The FMCSA can also levy civil penalties that range anywhere from $1,000 to $16,000 per violation. Learn more about HOS violations and penalties. You can reduce your chances of getting an HOS violation by providing hours-of-service training to your fleet drivers.

Hours-of-service training

Hours-of-service training can vary depending on the specific topic. However, basic HOS training covers the fundamentals of hours-of-service regulations, compliance, and violations.