Brad Pistotnik Law
Abogado El Toro


Entries Categorized as 'USDOT'

U.S. Department of Transportation Sets New Rules on Truck Driving Hours to Improve Safety

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 [...]

Truck Accident Statistics – Important Data on Truck Crashes

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a division of the USDOT, truck accident data for 2008 is available and includes the following important information: One out of nine traffic deaths in 2008 resulted from a collision involving a large truck 380,000 large trucks (>10,000 lbs.) were involved in accidents out of [...]

Do Trucking Companies Falsify Log Books?

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, [...]

Tires and Truck Accidents – Roadway Safety Issues

We’ve all seen them while driving on the highways — pieces of tire fragments that have peeled away from other vehicles. In most instances, this debris is caused by tire separation on big rigs, semis and 18-wheelers. This tire debris can be extremely hazardous, both during the time of tire separatation and as [...]

Federal Trucking Laws Rules and Regulations – An Overview

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is an arm of the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) and responsible for the regulation and implementation of trucking laws throughout the United States. Established in the year 2000, the FMCSA employs over 1,000 people and has a complex array of laws, rules, and guidelines in place [...]