Truck Regulations

The trucking industry has numerous regulations set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to keep drivers and other motorists safe on the road. Sometimes, truck drivers or trucking companies violate these regulations to save time and money while increasing profits. When FMCSA regulations are violated, serious accidents can occur.

Types of FMCSA Regulations

Some of the FMCSA’s regulations for truck drivers and trucking companies include:

  • Weight Limits
    The FMCSA places limits on the amount of cargo trucks can carry. If trucks exceed their limits, they may be dangerous to drive and difficult to stop.
  • Maintenance
    All trucks must be maintained on a regular basis. That includes keeping parts like tires, brakes, engines, and more in working condition. If these parts fail due to wear and tear or neglect, serious accidents can happen.
  • Securing Cargo
    Cargo on trucks must be properly tied down or secured to the trucks. If cargo becomes loose during transit, it can detach from the truck and hit other vehicles or pedestrians.

These regulations are strictly enforced in the trucking industry. If your accident was the result of an FMCSA violation, our attorneys will be your advocates to get you the money you deserve for your medical bills and lost wages.

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