How Are Truck Wrecks Different Than Car Wrecks?
Some people call them big rigs. Some people call them 18 wheelers. There are a number of names for semi-trucks, but regardless of what you call them we all know in the wrong hands they can be deadly. The personal injury lawyers at our firm have handled a number of claims arising out of truck wrecks. In this video we talk to you about the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations are the rules that apply to trucking companies and truck drivers. The regulations establish minimum safety standards for record keeping and documentation of a trucking company. It is also establishes minimum requirements for driver qualifications, including the physical health requirements for driving a truck. It is also establishes the minimum standards to do background checks on drivers and investigate a driver’s history and driver training. It also establishes the requirements for annual reviews of truck drivers. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations also provide hours of service limitations and the recording requirement for those hours of service. Finally, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations provide minimum standards for vehicle inspection, repair and maintenance, as well as record keeping relating to the vehicle maintenance, inspection and repair. All of these things are found in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. If you’ve been involved in a wreck with a truck and you sustained injury or lost a loved one make sure that the lawyer that you hire is familiar with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and has experience litigating and trying cases involving large trucks.
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