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Monopoly is a fun game.  DOT HOS Compliance is not a game!

Each year we read more stories how CDL drivers have lost their license for life due to egerious HOS violaitons.  Compaines are closed down due to allowing drivers to committ HOS violations and/or failure to require a Record of Duty Status. 

Drivers and CEO serve jail time.  Fines over $10,000 per incident are being levied. 

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Find the mistakes before the DOT does.  Many log mistakes are correctable.  Let us identify these

mistakes and save your company and your drivers DOT hassle, fines and possible imprisionment. 

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The Sad Story Of A Fleet Manager Sentenced to 14 Months In Prison For Tampering With HOS Records.

3/25/2014 by Leslie Garcia
 

Fleet owners who think they can manipulate or ignore the federal Hours of Service regulations are in for a rude awakening.

For example, take what happened to Dariusz Szteborowski, a fleet manager for the Connecticut-based airport shuttle company Wisla Express.

Just last month, Szteborowski was sentenced to 14 months imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for falsifying and destroying driver HOS records that are mandated to be preserved under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA) regulations for inspection.

The fleet manager was also ordered by a United States district judge to pay a $20,000 fine.

Earlier in the year, the Wisla Express company as a whole was sentenced to a five-year probation term and fined $75,000.

“Wisla Express drivers, at Mr. Szteborowski’s direction, routinely drove many more hours than allowed by federal transportation safety regulations,” United States Attorney Deirdre M. Daly said in a press release. “Mr. Szteborowski then attempted to cover up these violations by submitting numerous false driver logs to federal regulators. Driver safety regulations for commercial motor vehicle carriers exist to protect not only passengers, but everyone who travels our nation’s roads. We believe that this investigation and prosecution may have prevented a highway tragedy caused by fatigued drivers, and we hope that this sentence will serve as fair warning to other commercial operators.”

While at Wisla Express, Szteborowski was in charge of the the day-to-day operations of the company, including scheduling driving responsibilities and preserving the company’s driving records, the court said.

In a two-year period beginning in September 2008, the court said Szteborowski organized and sent drivers on trips knowing they would be exceeding the regulated HOS limits of on-duty driving time. He also instructed Wisla Express drivers and others to falsify their driving logs by recording that drivers were off-duty during times when they were on the road.

To pay drivers for time actually spent working for Wisla Express, Szteborowski ordered employees to submit separate timesheets and notes that accurately specified their hours.

Szteborowski then destroyed the timesheets and other documents that accurately recorded the drivers’ hours, according to the court.

In response to a FMCSA investigation of Wisla Express that was initiated in August 2010, Szteborowski produced the falsified driver logs and withheld other records that would conflict with the logs.

In February, both Szteborowski and Wisla Express pleaded guilty to one count of submitting a false statement to the U.S. Department of Transportation.

- See more at: http://www.teletrac.com/fleet-management/topics/hours-of-service-violation#sthash.J0hXjsMi.dpuf

The Sad Story Of A Fleet Manager Sentenced to 14 Months In Prison For Tampering With HOS Records.

3/25/2014 by Leslie Garcia
 

Fleet owners who think they can manipulate or ignore the federal Hours of Service regulations are in for a rude awakening.

For example, take what happened to Dariusz Szteborowski, a fleet manager for the Connecticut-based airport shuttle company Wisla Express.

Just last month, Szteborowski was sentenced to 14 months imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for falsifying and destroying driver HOS records that are mandated to be preserved under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA) regulations for inspection.

The fleet manager was also ordered by a United States district judge to pay a $20,000 fine.

Earlier in the year, the Wisla Express company as a whole was sentenced to a five-year probation term and fined $75,000.

“Wisla Express drivers, at Mr. Szteborowski’s direction, routinely drove many more hours than allowed by federal transportation safety regulations,” United States Attorney Deirdre M. Daly said in a press release. “Mr. Szteborowski then attempted to cover up these violations by submitting numerous false driver logs to federal regulators. Driver safety regulations for commercial motor vehicle carriers exist to protect not only passengers, but everyone who travels our nation’s roads. We believe that this investigation and prosecution may have prevented a highway tragedy caused by fatigued drivers, and we hope that this sentence will serve as fair warning to other commercial operators.”

While at Wisla Express, Szteborowski was in charge of the the day-to-day operations of the company, including scheduling driving responsibilities and preserving the company’s driving records, the court said.

In a two-year period beginning in September 2008, the court said Szteborowski organized and sent drivers on trips knowing they would be exceeding the regulated HOS limits of on-duty driving time. He also instructed Wisla Express drivers and others to falsify their driving logs by recording that drivers were off-duty during times when they were on the road.

To pay drivers for time actually spent working for Wisla Express, Szteborowski ordered employees to submit separate timesheets and notes that accurately specified their hours.

Szteborowski then destroyed the timesheets and other documents that accurately recorded the drivers’ hours, according to the court.

In response to a FMCSA investigation of Wisla Express that was initiated in August 2010, Szteborowski produced the falsified driver logs and withheld other records that would conflict with the logs.

In February, both Szteborowski and Wisla Express pleaded guilty to one count of submitting a false statement to the U.S. Department of Transportation.

- See more at: http://www.teletrac.com/fleet-management/topics/hours-of-service-violation#sthash.J0hXjsMi.dpuf

The Sad Story Of A Fleet Manager Sentenced to 14 Months In Prison For Tampering With HOS Records.

3/25/2014 by Leslie Garcia
 

Fleet owners who think they can manipulate or ignore the federal Hours of Service regulations are in for a rude awakening.

For example, take what happened to Dariusz Szteborowski, a fleet manager for the Connecticut-based airport shuttle company Wisla Express.

Just last month, Szteborowski was sentenced to 14 months imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for falsifying and destroying driver HOS records that are mandated to be preserved under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA) regulations for inspection.

The fleet manager was also ordered by a United States district judge to pay a $20,000 fine.

Earlier in the year, the Wisla Express company as a whole was sentenced to a five-year probation term and fined $75,000.

“Wisla Express drivers, at Mr. Szteborowski’s direction, routinely drove many more hours than allowed by federal transportation safety regulations,” United States Attorney Deirdre M. Daly said in a press release. “Mr. Szteborowski then attempted to cover up these violations by submitting numerous false driver logs to federal regulators. Driver safety regulations for commercial motor vehicle carriers exist to protect not only passengers, but everyone who travels our nation’s roads. We believe that this investigation and prosecution may have prevented a highway tragedy caused by fatigued drivers, and we hope that this sentence will serve as fair warning to other commercial operators.”

While at Wisla Express, Szteborowski was in charge of the the day-to-day operations of the company, including scheduling driving responsibilities and preserving the company’s driving records, the court said.

In a two-year period beginning in September 2008, the court said Szteborowski organized and sent drivers on trips knowing they would be exceeding the regulated HOS limits of on-duty driving time. He also instructed Wisla Express drivers and others to falsify their driving logs by recording that drivers were off-duty during times when they were on the road.

To pay drivers for time actually spent working for Wisla Express, Szteborowski ordered employees to submit separate timesheets and notes that accurately specified their hours.

Szteborowski then destroyed the timesheets and other documents that accurately recorded the drivers’ hours, according to the court.

In response to a FMCSA investigation of Wisla Express that was initiated in August 2010, Szteborowski produced the falsified driver logs and withheld other records that would conflict with the logs.

In February, both Szteborowski and Wisla Express pleaded guilty to one count of submitting a false statement to the U.S. Department of Transportation.

- See more at: http://www.teletrac.com/fleet-management/topics/hours-of-service-violation#sthash.J0hXjsMi.dpuf

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The Sad Story Of A Fleet Manager Sentenced to 14 Months In Prison For Tampering With HOS Records. (2014)

3/25/2014 by Leslie Garcia

Fleet owners who think they can manipulate or ignore the federal Hours of Service regulations are in for a rude awakening.

For example, take what happened to Dariusz Szteborowski, a fleet manager for the Connecticut-based airport shuttle company Wisla Express.

Just last month, Szteborowski was sentenced to 14 months imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for falsifying and destroying driver HOS records that are mandated to be preserved under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA) regulations for inspection.

The fleet manager was also ordered by a United States district judge to pay a $20,000 fine.

Earlier in the year, the Wisla Express company as a whole was sentenced to a five-year probation term and fined $75,000.

“Wisla Express drivers, at Mr. Szteborowski’s direction, routinely drove many more hours than allowed by federal transportation safety regulations,” United States Attorney Deirdre M. Daly said in a press release. “Mr. Szteborowski then attempted to cover up these violations by submitting numerous false driver logs to federal regulators. Driver safety regulations for commercial motor vehicle carriers exist to protect not only passengers, but everyone who travels our nation’s roads. We believe that this investigation and prosecution may have prevented a highway tragedy caused by fatigued drivers, and we hope that this sentence will serve as fair warning to other commercial operators.”

While at Wisla Express, Szteborowski was in charge of the the day-to-day operations of the company, including scheduling driving responsibilities and preserving the company’s driving records, the court said.

In a two-year period beginning in September 2008, the court said Szteborowski organized and sent drivers on trips knowing they would be exceeding the regulated HOS limits of on-duty driving time. He also instructed Wisla Express drivers and others to falsify their driving logs by recording that drivers were off-duty during times when they were on the road.

To pay drivers for time actually spent working for Wisla Express, Szteborowski ordered employees to submit separate timesheets and notes that accurately specified their hours.

Szteborowski then destroyed the timesheets and other documents that accurately recorded the drivers’ hours, according to the court.

In response to a FMCSA investigation of Wisla Express that was initiated in August 2010, Szteborowski produced the falsified driver logs and withheld other records that would conflict with the logs.

In February, both Szteborowski and Wisla Express pleaded guilty to one count of submitting a false statement to the U.S. Department of Transportation.


Six Drivers Loose CDL for Life for egregious HOS violations (2013)

DOT targets both drivers and companies.  Everyone must be in compliance or bear the burden of non-compliance.

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Trucker in WI bus crash faces federal charges of altering his log book (2008)

A jury declared a trucker not guilty in connection with a crash that killed five people and injured dozens in Wisconsin, but that driver now faces federal charges that he falsified his log book.

The Pioneer Press reported that Michael Kozlowski, 25, of Schereville, IN, could face 60 years in prison if convicted.

Kozlowski reportedly fell asleep at the wheel in October 2005 and overturned his rig, which was then hit by a bus carrying members of a high school marching band.

Federal prosecutors say Kozlowski altered his log book at least 12 times during the two months leading up to the wreck to make it look as if he had slept more than he actually had.

Source: Landline Magazine October 2008

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HOS Tracking and Training System

Take log auditing to the next level with The DOT Doctor's exclusive error tracking and training system

    This is a DOT Doctor exclusive product / service offer.  The DOT Doctor has created a log violation-tracking program that allows the user to pinpoint the main issues within their company for non-compliance.  This can be done by driver, district or companywide based on the defined parameters.  Use of this program along with our HOS training system has allowed a company to greatly reduce their HOS violations. 

o   Example:  a driver with an average of 9 violations a month has been taken to a zero or a one off violator through this program.

o   This program offers training for drivers, dispatchers and supervisors.  It helps locate the source of the violation (e.g. lack of understanding of HOS regulations, poor dispatching, refusing to follow HOS regulations, e-log system issues) thereby allowing for concise training in the needed subject matter.  HOS training is currently offered in English and Spanish.


LOG BOOK AUDITING SERVICES INCLUDE:

·     Personal Attention to Form and Manner on All Logs

·     Documentation of All Violations with Driver Letters

·     Logs Are Checked For Speeding, Driving and other Violations

·     Falsifications Listed with Supporting Documents

                 ....and our exclusive tracking and training system

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Service Options

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Audit log against current HOS regulations checking for Form and Manner Violations Audit for violations that the elog software may have missed  Average find is 1 in 10 additional violations Audit log against current HOS regulations checking for Form and Manner Violations Audit log against current HOS regulations checking for Form and Manner Violations
Audit log for basic hour violations (not 60/70 rule) Audit log for ALL hour violations including 30 minute break and 60/70 rule (Many systems miss the 30 min break or the 24 hour oilfield allowed reset) Audit log for basic hour violations including 30 minute break (not 60/70 rule) Audit log for ALL hour violations including 30 minute break and 60/70 rule
Oilfield rule log audits when applicable (5th line and 24 hour reset rule for accurate usage) Oilfield rule log audits when applicable (5th line and 24 hour reset rule for accurate usage)
Compare team driver logs for accuracy Compare team driver logs for accuracy
Audit log against TX HOS rule set if intrastate carrier Audit log against TX HOS rule set if intrastate carrier Audit log against TX HOS rule set if intrastate carrier Audit log against TX HOS rule set if intrastate carrier
Log review against supporting documents (fuel receipts, BOLs, toll receipt, etc.) Log review against supporting documents (fuel receipts, BOLs, toll receipts, etc.) Log review against supporting documents (fuel receipts, BOLs, toll receipt, etc.)
Speeding violations checked on logs and noted in safety letter(s) Speeding violations checked on logs and noted Speeding violations checked on logs and noted in safety letter(s)
Violations noted Safety review letter(s) detailing violations with mini safety training session and DOT tips on how to avoid shutdowns Safety review letter(s) detailing violations Safety review letter(s) detailing violations with mini safety training session and DOT tips on how to avoid shutdowns
Falsifications noted with supporting documents Falsifications noted Falsifications noted with supporting documents
Verify driver is logging on proper HOS rule set for commodity and load type Verify driver is logging on proper HOS rule set for commodity and load type Verify driver is logging on proper HOS rule set for commodity and load type Verify driver is logging on proper HOS rule set for commodity and load type
HOS update notification service HOS update notification service
Trip sheets provided
Customized printable logs provided Customized printable logs provided
Elog support - Will aid drivers in elog issues such as log in and log corrections during normal business hours. After hours service available (addt'l fee)
Phone & email support for driver and management questions on audits  Email support for  management questions on audits  Phone & email support for driver and management questions on audits 
IFTA quarterly calculation support IFTA quarterly calculation support
Annual tax support Annual tax support
TX Cab Card support TX Cab Card support
$20/month per driver $25/month per driver $30/month per driver $50/month per driver
Log Audit Service Options


Subscribe enters you into equal monthly payments for Service level selected.  For discount, annual amount must be paid in one payment.  Default is 12 month payment plan which can be cancelled at anytime after the 3 month initial commitment is fulfilled.

* all rates are per driver

For best value, team our log book auditing service with our IFTA filing service for a complete

trip packet processing service. 

This service is available as a subscriptions service, package or ala carte.



The DOT Doctor offers HOS training, how to properly fill out a logbook and auditing services. We will audit your driver's logbooks and if desired, your dispatch schedule, for compliance. Our services are performed by trained auditors that personally scrutinize each log against fuel receipts, dispatch logs, other receipts, bill of ladings and other sources. We track over-hour violations, speeding and other violations that are not in compliance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety regulations prescribed by the DOT and FMCSA. 

State HOS compliance, oil field rule and utility rule set log auditing available.

Add-on options:

  • Driver or Manager Training in our local facility
  • In-house driver or manager training
  • Onsite visits to review logs with drivers
  • Training kits and videos



 


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The training is available in English and Spanish.  You may use this for your own knowledge or for training your drivers.

Logbook Training videos and a certificate are also available.

Supervisor Training is available to aid your dispatchers and other managers in properly planning your driver's workload.  Learn how to tell when your driver will have available hours again.  Figure out if you overdispatched your drivers.

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