V C Section 34501.3 Motor Carriers Unlawful Schedule

Motor Carriers: Unlawful Schedule

34501.3.  (a) No motor carrier shall schedule a run or permit or require the operation of any motor vehicle subject to this division between points within a period of time which would do either of the following:

(1) Necessitate the vehicle being operated at speeds greater than those prescribed by this code.

(2) Require the driver of the vehicle to exceed the applicable maximum hours of service.

(b) A logbook of a driver, which reflects a trip or trips between points within a period of time which would have necessitated excessive speed to complete, shall give rise to a rebuttable presumption that the driver exceeded the lawful speed limit.

(c) For a violation of paragraph (2) of subdivision (a), a first offense is punishable by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000), a second offense by a fine of not more than two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500), and a third or subsequent offense by a fine of not more than five thousand dollars ($5,000).

Amended Ch. 392, Stats. 1991. Effective January 1, 1992.