Trucking Industry Regulations
Protecting the Legal Rights of Truck Accident Victims in Central and South Virginia
Trucking industry regulations help keep drivers safe on the road. When these rules are violated, serious injuries are often a result. At Skolrood Law Firm, we are here to help if you or a loved one is the victim of a truck accident.
Our experienced Roanoke truck accident lawyers can help protect your legal rights if you’ve been injured by a truck. Contact our legal staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week—call (800) 477-5480 or complete our free initial consultation, today.
Federal and State Regulations
To help prevent dangerous situations on our roads, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) strictly regulates the commercial trucking industry in the United States. In addition to FMCSA rules, truck drivers in Virginia also must follow Commonwealth Transportation Board safety regulations.
Some of the safety regulations that apply to truck drivers include:
- Driver Training and Licensing
Strict requirements must be met before a driver is legally licensed to operate a truck. Trucking companies must properly train drivers to safely operate their trucks.
- Equipment Maintenance and Safety
Trucks must meet safety requirements to legally operate on public roads. Safety requirements can include regular maintenance and inspection of safety equipment, such as brakes, tires, mirrors, and lights.
- Hours of Service (HOS) Requirements
Truck drivers must take mandatory rest periods, and they must keep detailed logs of their activity on the road.
- Loading Requirements
Loads hauled by tractor-trailers must meet size, weight, and length requirements. In some cases, loads may require state permits.
At Skolrood Law Firm, we know trucking rules and regulations. Let our experienced legal staff investigate your claim to help determine if safety violations contributed to your accident. Contact our legal staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week—call (800) 477-5480 or complete our free initial consultation, today.