FMCSA Fines Rush Trucking Corp $150,000

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has fined Wayne MI-based Rush Trucking Corp $150,000 for multiple violations of the federal hours-of-service safety regulations. The violations were discovered during an investigation conducted by FMCSA's Michigan division office.

During a June 2000 safety compliance review, FMCSA cited Rush for 285 counts of falsifying its records of duty status, including efforts to conceal violations of the 70-hour rule and violations of the 10-hour rule.

Regulations permit drivers to be behind the wheel for 10 hours and then require rest for eight, and require that drivers not drive after being on duty for more than 70 hours in eight consecutive days.

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