Trucking Regulations

Dedicated Truck Accident Attorney in The Woodlands, TX

In an effort to protect truckers, trucking companies, and everyone else on the road, the state and federal governments strictly enforce a set of trucking rules and regulations. These rules, called Motor Carrier Safety (MCS) regulations, include specific guidelines for vehicle maintenance, trailer loading, driver requirements, and so on. Unfortunately, these regulations are routinely ignored, leading to countless crashes and injuries each day.

At Holladay Law Firm, PLLC, our firm is passionate about protecting the rights of the injured. Our firm is not afraid to take on big companies and our attorney’s background as a former defense attorney gives him the edge you need on your side. If you or someone you love was harmed in a trucking accident where the truck company or driver did not adhere to trucking regulations, you may have a right to compensation.

Call (281) 771-1331 for a free case evaluation.

Regulations and Rules for Trucking Companies

Trucking regulations and rules may apply, but are not limited to, the following aspects:

  • Vehicle maintenance
  • Truck and trailer loading technique, cargo securement requirements, and weight limits
  • Drive time limitations and break requirements
  • Driver requirements, including the absence of drugs and alcohol
  • Proper truck driver training and qualification, including licensing
  • Physical wellness of truck drivers
  • Specialized testing for hazardous material carriers

These regulations are put in place in order to ensure the safety of truck drivers and everyone else on the road. In order to satisfy these requirements, employers must follow proper hiring practices and must provide adequate training for all truck drivers. Trucking companies must also see to the maintenance of their vehicles and should always secure cargo and apply safe carrier practices.

Legal Representation You Can Trust

If you or someone you love was harmed in a trucking accident, you may have a personal injury case. Our firm can use our knowledge of trucking law in order to determine what may have caused your accident, and who is likely at fault. Whether the driver was careless or the trucking company was negligent, we can use our ample resources to defend your rights and advocate on you your behalf.

Contact Holladay Law Firm, PLLC for a free case evaluation today.