Federal Truck Driving Laws

TRUCKING ACCIDENT LAWYERS ATLANTA GA

FEDERAL TRUCK DRIVING LAWS

In the wrong hands, a truck or tractor trailer can quickly become a deadly weapon. Any trucking accident lawyers Atlanta GA can rely on will tell you that that’s why the federal government writes rules for truck drivers and trucking companies. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) are a set of rules governing driving hours, drug and alcohol testing requirements, vehicle maintenance, transportation of hazardous materials, and other aspects of truck safety. If a truck driver or trucking company ignores these rules, we know how to hold them accountable.

 

HOURS OF SERVICE

In this video clip, Butler Tobin cross-examines a trucking company’s “Safety Director” about the excessive hours that his truck drivers were spending on the road.  When companies send their drivers out for too many hours of driving at at time, drivers can get tired and get sloppy.  By sending their drivers out for too long, the company is not only violating federal law, but is putting other people on the road at risk.

MOTOR VEHICLE INSPECTION

ALCOHOL AND DRUG TESTING

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

DOT MEDICAL EXAMS

REQUIRED FORMS AND CERTIFICATES