Entries Categorized as 'Trucking Laws'
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently announced new federal regulations to reduce trucker fatigue and improve the safety of other drivers. The regulations went into effect July 1, 2013. The regulations will cut the average work week from 82 to 70 hours for truck drivers, which will only impact [...]
The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) has numerous laws and guidelines in place to ensure the safety of truck drivers and motor vehicle drivers on the roadways. Part of these guidelines includes a restriction on how many hours a truck driver may remain on the roadway per day. For many trucking companies, [...]
A major cause of trucking accidents on our nation’s highway is related to excessive speed by truck drivers and operators. Speeding can create dangerous roadway conditions for both passenger vehicles and commercial truck drivers alike. Because of their size and weight, speeding-related accidents involving tractor trailers, 18-wheelers, semis and other commercial trucks can result [...]
Large pieces of roadway debris and tire debris on our nation’s highways are a common issue that automobile passengers have to contend with on a daily basis. Many times, loose items that come from from trucks can produce hazardous roadway conditions and result in disastrous consequences for drivers. These items can include, but not [...]
Trucking companies and the trucks they maintain are goverened by federal laws and often supplemented by state laws that address a variety of issues, one of which includes how long a driver can stay behind a wheel without resting. Drivers are now routinely required to document such things as destination and arrival times. If [...]