Commercial truck drivers and trucking companies are governed by industry-specific rules promulgated by the federal government.
Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations, as drafted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, lists all of the laws and regulations that govern the entire trucking industry in the United States. The code is very specific – from rules about how to properly secure a load to rules regarding the number of hours a driver is permitted to operate the truck during certain periods without rest or break periods.
Our Palm Beach County truck accident attorneys are very familiar with the applicable federal regulations which govern truck drivers and delineate how drivers must operate a tractor-trailer.
When a commercial truck causes a traffic accident, Trelles & Bichler investigates whether any of the governing regulations were violated by the truck driver and their employer so that negligence on the part of the commercial motor carrier is more easily proven.
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