Federal Trucking Regulations
An understanding of the risks associated with large trucks sharing the road with cars and motorcycles led to state and federal trucking regulations. These regulations govern commercial vehicle traffic in things such as the amount of time a truck driver can spend on the road, load weight, maintenance, driver qualifications and more. They are meant to curb the amount of trucking accidents, and the resulting serious injuries and death.
The sections of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations govern the following, among other things:
- Alcohol and controlled substance use
- Commercial driver's licensing standards
- Driver qualifications
- Management, maintenance and operation of driving the commercial vehicles
- Hours of service and driving
- Inspection, repair and maintenance of commercial vehicle parts
- Transportation of hazardous material
- Cargo weight
Reporting a Violation of Trucking Regulations
A violation of these trucking regulations is a serious offense. The person responsible can be held liable for the truck accident, and be required to compensate an accident victim for his or her financial and emotional suffering.
Did a violation of federal trucking regulations contribute to your truck accident? An experienced attorney can evaluate your claim and help determine whom or what is responsible for your injuries. Your lawyer can then decide the proper course of legal action to maximize the compensation you receive.
In most injury cases, you can discuss your truck accident injury with a lawyer free before deciding whether to retain his or her legal services.
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