Federal Trucking Regulations
The Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. FMCSA aims to reduce injuries and fatalities by imposing regulations on large trucks and buses. Some of the regulations include requiring drivers to maintain a valid commercial driver’s license (CDL); regulating the hours drivers can be behind the wheel; requiring permits for hazardous material transportation; imposing weight limits on loads and regulating how cargo is loaded; and setting maintenance and inspection standards for vehicles.
At Scott W. Schiff & Associates in Columbus, Ohio, our truck accident attorneys are well-versed in FMCSA regulations. If you are injured in a truck accident or if you have lost a loved one in a truck accident, we will thoroughly investigate your case to determine regulation violations, which can help establish negligence and aid in securing the compensation you deserve.
Contact us today to schedule a free initial case evaluation and consultation. And let our expertise with FMCSA regulations make the difference in your truck accident claim.