are safety violations and log violations different?

by fred j. mackie
(Ga.)

Specifically what is the difference between the two?

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Jul 19, 2010
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Dealing with safety.....
by: Jimmy

Basically, a log violation is a safety violation. Really not any difference. Other safety violations might be traffic tickets, equipment violations ( that are driver responsibility), No-No's such as not entering your truck correctly etc. Any violation from the company drivers manuel are safety violations. Jimmy

Jul 17, 2010
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Safety/Log
by: American Trucker

Becomes safety violation when you drove over hours or logs didn't match up to mileage. you need a hours of service review.
If you operate in interstate commerce once in a while, you are not required to comply with the Federal hours-of-service regulations all of the time. You must follow the Federal hours-of-service regulations while you are operating in interstate commerce. At the point you start driving in interstate commerce you must have logs with you for your last 7 days (unless you were not required to log).
You must also follow the Federal hours-of-service regulations for a short period of time after you finish operating in interstate commerce. If you were using the 60-hour/7-day schedule, you must follow the Federal hours-of-service regulations for the next 7 days after you finish operating in interstate commerce. If you were using the 70-hour/8-day schedule, you must follow the Federal hours-of-service regulations for the next 8 days after you finish operating in interstate commerce.
Intrastate commerce means the goods and services stay within a single State. The goods and services do not leave their State.
If you are operating in intrastate commerce only and are not hauling hazardous materials requiring a placard, the Federal regulations do not apply to you. However, most States have regulations that are similar or identical to the Federal Regulations. To determine what State safety requirements you must follow, you should contact the appropriate state agency. This is usually the State police, highway patrol, or an office within the State’s department of transportation.
Sometimes your truck may be empty. In these cases your truck is still considered to be in commerce because it is being used to support a business. Even if it is empty, you are considered to be operating in interstate commerce, if you go outside of your State. If the truck is empty and you are operating inside your State, you are operating in intrastate commerce.

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