FMCSA fine rate increases for 2023

The fine rate increases are part of an annual adjustment to account for inflation. It is required by federal legislation passed in 2015.

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From Front Range Compliance Services (FRCS).

In response to the inflation impacting our country, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has increased the fine amount for trucking violations in 2023.

On January 6, the FMCSA published a Final Rule increasing the civil penalty amounts to be imposed for violations of certain DOT regulations.

The changes are part of an annual adjustment to account for inflation, which are required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 2015. Adjustments were also made to other agencies in the U.S. Department of Transportation. This act applies to all federal agencies, not just the DOT.

For additional information and to view a comparison table of former and new penalty values, read the full article on the FRCS website.

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