I think he should just move on. Sounds like the trucking company is shitty like a lot of them out there. He shouldn't go over his hours of service. Its HIS license that will take the hit and HIS fine to pay. You can drive up to 11 hours and work non driving 3 hours for a total of 14 but then must take 10 hours off.
I worked for TMC and they were decent by not making you work over your hours. I think now they have computer logs so you can't really cheat. State Police routinely set up check points to check log books and trucks for safety violations, weigh stations as well sometimes check. They also do random stops.--
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