(1) The Department of Transportation shall, after public notice and hearing, adopt rules that require for-hire and private carriers to:
(a) Protect and safeguard the health and safety of all employees, passengers and the public by prescribing the limit of hours that drivers or operators of motor vehicles may remain on duty at any time and the required number of hours released from duty.
(b) Establish minimum qualifications for persons who drive motor vehicles, as, for, or on behalf of the carrier.
(c) Meet and maintain minimum requirements established by the department for safety of operations and equipment of motor vehicles subject to their operations and control.
(2) Venue for prosecution for the violation of rules adopted under this section lies:
(a) In the county in which the defendant resides if the defendant is a resident of this state.
(b) In the county where the violation was committed if the defendant is not a resident of this state.
(3) The department may revoke the certificate or permit of any person for repeated violation of the laws or rules governing hours of service.
(4) The rules promulgated under subsection (1) of this section should provide for uniformity between state and federal motor carrier safety and hours of service rules insofar as practicable. [Formerly 767.455]Section: Previous 825.236 825.240 825.245 825.246 825.247 825.248 825.250 825.252 825.254 825.256 825.258 825.260 825.300 825.302 825.304 Next
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