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The Department of Transportation has established a hotline for real or potential violations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.

To file a safety violation report, please call the toll-free hotline (888)-368-7238 or (888)-DOT-SAFT.  Those filing reports are assured that their reports will be followed by investigation, and, if necessary, corrective action will be ordered.

When filing a report the following information is necessary:

  • name;
  • address;
  • phone number of the person filing the report;
  • name and address of the alleged violator;
  • specific provisions of the regulations believed to be violated; and
  • a concise supporting statement of each allegation including dates.

Drivers are fully protected by law against being discharged, disciplined, or discriminated against regarding compensation, terms, or privileges of employment because of filing a report.  For more information about these rights please refer to the IBT Safety and Health Fact Sheet entitled, "Section 405 and The Right To Refuse Dangerous Work."

A complaint form is available on the Internet at the Teamster web page ( or at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's web page ( if drivers would like to fax or mail a completed form.

For more information, please contact the IBT Safety and Health Department.

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