Entries Categorized as 'Trucking Lawyers'
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 significant number of accidents that occur each year on our nation’s highways involve Hazmat Carriers. These are trucks that haul hazardous materials or waste that can compound injuries to accident victims. These items may include, but not be limited to: gasoline, propane, oil, radioactive materials, industrial chemicals, human waste (from portable toilets), and [...]
Trucking companies and the trucks they maintain are governed 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 [...]