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Federal Trucking Laws Rules and Regulations – An Overview

Federal Trucking Laws Rules and Regulations – An Overview

July 23, 2012


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 for drivers, vehicles, and companies within the trucking industry.

Because of the vast amount of trucks that operate on our roadways on a daily basis and due to the complex nature of the trucking industry, the FMCSA has extensive guidelines in place to protect both life and property.

Some of these regulations are broken down in the following areas (click to learn more):


When truck accidents do occur, it is important to determine whether or not the trucking company, driver, or vehicle has been in compliance with the FMCSA regulations. If not, innocent accident victims who were driving in regular motor vehicles have certain rights and in some instances, should seek legal representation.

If you have been injured or have a loved one who has been killed in a truck accident as a result of the negligence of others, please call the Truck Accident Lawyer Group today. We have a nationwide network of attorneys and as such, are able to represent clients in all 50 states.

For a free and private phone consultation, call our toll free number at 1-877-736-4222 or fill in your information on the right hand side of this page. We are available to answer any question you may have and help you understand your rights as a truck accident victim.