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Q. What is being done to prevent drivers from being harassed into committing an HOS violation?

June 6, 2017

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A. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has included provisions protecting drivers using electronic logging devices (ELDs) from being harassed into violating Hours of Service (HOS) regulations.

If a driver was subjected to harassment he or she may file a written complaint with the FMCSA. As a further check on any potential harassment, the FMCSA limits the edits that can be made to an ELD record, and the inability to change the original ELD record.

If a driver feels he or she has been harassed, a written harassment complaint must be filed no later than 90 days after the harassment took place. Complaints must be filed in writing with the National Consumer Complaint Database ( or with the FMCSA’s Division Administrator for the State where the driver is employed (




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