Published: October 15, 2017
What are the regulations put on semi-truck operators?
There are many regulations put in place on semi-truck operators. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) website has a list of all of these regulations. These are not a secret and can be located at https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/regulations/title49/b/5/3 if you are wanting to learn more. The FMCSA is also responsible for ensuring full compliance with the regulations.
The purpose of these rules and regulations are to ensure the safety of other drivers on the road. It is recognized that it is important to set limitations on these operators with the large numbers of semi-trucks on the road and the demands placed on these drivers.
The FMCSA demands strict compliance and there can be very costly penalties and fines for any violations. Violation of any of these regulations can also be used to help establish negligence in an accident claim. These regulations would be evidence of the "duty" these operators owe and any violation can be good evidence to establish a valuable personal injury claim.
If you have sustained an injury in a car accident or trucking accident, call our office today to set up a free consultation. We do not collect an attorney's fee unless we win compensation for you. It costs you nothing to contact our office and discuss your case with one of our attorneys. Call us today at (574) 268-9995.