Trucking Regulations

U.S. Department of Transportation

The United States Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration have strict regulations in place to keep both truck drivers and passenger vehicles safe from collisions. These regulations were put into place to limit the amount of hours a driver can spend on the road, the tolerance for alcohol consumption, regulate the vehicle and load sizes and protect the overall integrity of the trucking industry. Some categories include:

  • Hazmat Regulations
  • Company Regulations
  • Vehicle Regulations
  • Driver Regulations

There are also regulations in place that determine the securement of cargo, logbooks, and vehicle markings. Drivers must also comply with local and state laws and ensure that they are abiding by distracted driving and cellphone laws as well. If you or someone you love was involved in a collision with a negligent truck driver who was not following all regulations and guidelines, it is important that you contact a San Fernando Valley truck accident lawyer as soon as possible.

Can a San Fernando Valley truck accident attorney help?

Yes! A skilled truck accident lawyer can greatly help your case. Many people do not know what the rules and regulations are in terms of trucking and trucking related accidents. If you have been involved in an accident, my firm may be able to help you determine who is at fault and what (if any) regulations were violated. This can be crucial to your case.

Following an accident, if it is determined that any regulations were broken and rules were ignored, you may be able to receive compensation. Truck drivers, loaders, manufacturers, and management companies all need to abide by federal laws to maintain the safety of their fleet as well as the drivers on the road. If you feel that any of these laws were not upheld and those resulted in an accident, you need to speak with me.

Contact the Law Offices of Joel Parker to speak with me and to schedule your free case evaluation today.

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