Commercial Vehicle Drivers FAQ: Daily Logs & Toll Receipts

As always, our movers insurance experts believe that it is important to keep you up-to-date and familiar with industry-related news! This week, we have put together a quick Q&A session about daily logs and toll receipts.

Q1: What is “short haul” provision?

A: Short haul provision is the rule that allows drivers of non-CDL vehicles to operate within 150 air-miles of their work reporting location without having to prepare a daily log. However, there are a number of conditions to this rule, so be aware!

Q2: If my power units are equipped with GPS, is the Department of Transportation (DOT) permitted to use my GPS records to verify the accuracy of my drivers’ logs?

A: Yes they are permitted and will do so.

Q3: What others records will the DOT use during a log audit?

A: It is required that motor carriers hang on to supporting documents for at least six months. These supporting documents should be documents that can be utilized to verify the accuracy of a driver’s log.

Q4: Are owner operators required to turn in their toll receipts?

A: Yes.

Q5: If an owner operator does not turn in their toll receipts, what are the consequences from the DOT?

A: The DOT would most likely fine the company for not retaining supporting documents. This would most likely happen during an audit.

For more news and information pertaining to the moving and storage industry, you could always turn to the Department of Transportation website or come back to our blog! Be sure to check out the past blogs on our site, too.

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