The FMCSA has made adjustments to the penalties, which will go into effect on August 1, 2016, for violations of federal safety regulations.
In the past, these adjustments were rounded to the nearest multiple of $1000, however as a result of the Federal Civil Penalizes Inflation Act Improvements Act of 2015, the rounding rules have been removed. As a result penalties will increase each year with inflation, according to the FMCSA. Since the inflation calculations were reset this year, some of the penalty values will actually decrease.
The new fines for safety regulations are outlined below: