Log Violation

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Jamie's Comment
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Can you still get a fine for a log violation for being stuck in traffic? I68 East in PA was shut down in all Lanes and everyone had to take a detour and I've been stuck here for hours and went over my 8 hours without a break

ChefsJK's Comment
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Did you let your DBL know of the situation on hand? I was stuck on 476 for 6 hours when there was a fatality accident and i ended up taking my 30 minute while I was stuck there since everything was shut down and no one was moving, probably not the legal way to do it, but in that situation I didnt have any other choice and I was informed to do so by my DBL.

Jamie's Comment
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Did you let your DBL know of the situation on hand? I was stuck on 476 for 6 hours when there was a fatality accident and i ended up taking my 30 minute while I was stuck there since everything was shut down and no one was moving, probably not the legal way to do it, but in that situation I didnt have any other choice and I was informed to do so by my DBL.

I sent a message about getting delayed but traffic was moving every few minutes so I wasn't at a complete standstill

Pete B.'s Comment
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Your company will not fine you, and they won’t turn your logs over to DOT , either. A fine will occur when you are stopped for an inspection, the attending DOT officer asks to see your logs, and discovers violations. Or if you get into an accident... your logs will be scrutinized. Keep in mind if your logs are checked in an inspection, they should only go back 8 days. So in a little over a week it won’t matter anyway.

Like ChefsJK said, communicate, immediately, to your leader(s) of the violation and reason, and you’ll be fine. Just don’t let it become a pattern.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

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