Federal Trucking Regulations
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Trucking companies and truck drivers are required to follow the Federal Motor Carrier regulations that are designed to ensure the safety of large trucks and the public. Unfortunately, many truck accidents occur because trucking companies or truck drivers fail to follow safety regulations. In such cases, the responsible parties should be held accountable for their negligent behavior.
If you have been hurt in a commercial truck accident, you have the right to seek compensation for the damages caused. An attorney will investigate your case to determine if a federal trucking regulation has been violated and identify fault for the accident. Our team at the Trucking Accident Firms will help you find the best attorney for your case who will get you the best possible results. When it comes to your injuries, it costs you nothing more to get the best truck accident lawyer for your case.
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Federal Trucking Regulations
The federal motor carrier safety regulations (FMCSRs) were created to keep our roads safe from accidents that occur when cars and trucks collide. When a truck driver or trucking companies fail to follow these regulations, they put other drivers and pedestrians on the road in danger.
Commercial truck drivers are limited in the number of hours they can drive a day and a week. This regulation was created to keep fatigued drivers off the road. In most cases, a truck driver may drive a maximum of 11 hours and work no more than 14 hours a day (including driving and non-driving activities). The drivers are also required to have 10 continuous hours off before they can drive again.
Alcohol & Drugs
Truck drivers have strict standards when it deals with alcohol or drug consumption. Drivers are not allowed to have a BAC of 0.04 percent or higher. Workers are prohibited from operating a commercial vehicle within four hours of consuming alcohol.
In general, trucks on the interstates can have a maximum gross vehicle weight of 80,000 pounds, but trucks pulling 2 or more trailers may exceed that amount depending on the state regulations. Weight limits protect highway and bridge infrastructures.
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