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About Violations

There are two types of violations found in Encompass: Form and Manner and Calculated violations.

 

Form and manner violations

Form and manner violations are log inaccuracies.  Encompass comes with a list of violations already setup.  To find these:

 

Go to Setup.

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Go to the Maintain Lookups area on the left hand side and select Company/DOT Violation.

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The list of violations will then be shown. If there any violations your company tracks that are not on this list, violations can be added by clicking Add Violation Item at the top.  Additionally, if there are violations that are particularly sensitive for your company, they can be marked as critical and be shown in a separate alert (shown below in Best Practices). Click Edit to the right of the violation, check the box for Is Critical and click Save.

 

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The list defaults to the following violations:

  • (Not Specified)
  • 12 Hr On Duty Violation 395.1(e)
  • 13 Hr Daily Driving Violation (12)(1)    
  • 14 Hr Daily On Duty Violation (12)(2)    
  • 16 Hr Consecutive On Duty Violation (13)(3)    
  • 26 Hour Driving Violation (16)(d)    
  • Beginning Odometer Reading Missing    
  • Carrier Name/Address Missing 395.8(d)    
  • Co-Driver Name Missing 395.8(d)    
  • Cycle Consecutive Off Duty Violation (25)    
  • Cycle Incorrect (29)    
  • Cycle Missing (82)(1)(b)    
  • Daily Off Duty Violation (14)    
  • Deferred Days Missing (82)(1)(g)    
  • Deferred Off Duty Not Added to Mandatory 8 Hours (16)(c)
  • Deferred Off Duty Part of Mandatory 8 Hours (16)(a)    
  • Different Logs for Same Day    
  • Driver Printed Name Missing    
  • Driver Signature Missing 395.8(d)    
  • Duty Status Change Missing/Error 395.8(c)    
  • Ending Odometer Reading Missing    
  • Home Terminal Address Missing    
  • Hours Driving Since Break    
  • Hours Driving Since Rest    
  • Hours Missing/In Error    
  • Hours On Duty in Work Week    
  • Hours On Duty Since Break    
  • Identical Logs for Same Day    
  • Log Date Missing 395.8(d)    
  • Log Falsified 395.8(e)    
  • Log Grid Incomplete 395.8(h)    
  • Main Office Address Missing    
  • Missing Log 395.8(a)    
  • No Driving Hours for Miles    
  • No Miles for Driving Hours    
  • Post-Trip Inspection Incomplete 396.11(a)    
  • Pre-Trip Inspection Incomplete 396.13    
  • Shipment Info Missing/Incomplete 395.8(d)    
  • Speed Over Maximum Average MPH    
  • Start Time for Current 24 Hour Period Missing    
  • Team Driving Violation    
  • Total Off Duty Less Than 20 Hours (16)(b)    
  • Vehicle Numbers Missing 395.8(d)    
  • Warning: Non-CDL Exempt Hours Exceeded    

 

These are considered Form and Manner types of violations (not the violations italicized).  On the right side of the page, there is a column Show in List?  If this is set to No, the item will not be available when entering violations. These are usually seen when manually entering logs.  These can be triggered by Encompass however.

 

Calculated violations

Encompass also tracks calculated violations which revolve around available hours to work or drive (shown in italics in the above list). These violations are:

  • 12 hr On Duty Violation 395.1(e)
  • 14 hr Daily On Duty Violation 395.3(a)
  • 11 hr Driving Violation 395.3(a)
  • 60 hr/7 Day Violation 395.3(b)
  • 70 hr/8 Day Violation 395.3(b)

 

Since Encompass automatically calculates these violations, they cannot be turned off.  These will show up on logs and reports when they apply.

 

Best Practices & Common Reports

Reviewing alerts is a great way to stay on top of violations.  From the Home page of Driver Management, the alerts pertaining to logs are found in Log Checker Alerts.

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By clicking Customize This Section... at the bottom of this box, the list of all alerts are displayed.  These alerts can be marked as Priority, meaning it will show up in the Priority Alerts box on the left side of the Home page. These alerts are generated during a nightly audit to be displayed with updated information in the morning. Once those alerts are generated, the user has the choice to have specific alerts emailed to them. Use the checkbox on the right next to the violation to choose this option.

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Helpful reports around Hours of Service are found in the Reports & Forms tab in Driver Management.

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The Log Check Reports are found in the left column at the bottom of the page.

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Commonly used reports are:

  • Compliance Notification - Provides a notification/letter to be printed off and handed to a driver giving them their list of violations and who they need to meet with and at what time to review those violations.
  • Driver Hours Dispatch Report - Provides the driver's available work hours at the beginning of the next work day.
  • Employee Log - Provides the drivers logs.
  • Violation History - Provides all violations and indicates how frequently a driver has incurred each one.
  • Top 10 Violators Report - Lists top 10 drivers with most violations.
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