Maintaining DOT compliance is serious business. Federal, state and local law enforcement personnel are all responsible for enforcing Department of Transportation rules and regulations.
The regulations outlined in CFR Title 49 are intended to ensure that drivers and companies safely operate commericial motor vehicles on public roads and highways.
If there is a breach of DOT compliance, the result may be written warnings, stiff fines and penalties, suspension of a company’s ability to operate and even jail time-depending on the severity of the violation(s).
Here are some examples of DOT violations and the resulting fines that have been levied against transportation companies:
Click the links below for various violations and penalties