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Accidents involving commercial trucks are often catastrophic. There are federal trucking regulations in place to prevent as many of these accidents as possible. One of the regulations that truckers must abide by is hours of service, which is intended to prevent truck accidents caused by truck drivers becoming too tired to operate their vehicle safely on the road. On-duty hours are limited and include driving time as well as time loading or unloading cargo, the inspection process, non-driving time spent in the truck (with the exception of rest time in the sleeper), time spent performing work for the carrier, or compensated work for a non-carrier business.
Trucking regulations from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration include the following:
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by a commercial truck or you would like to know more about federal trucking regulations, please contact us. The Indianapolis Truck Accident Attorneys of Wilson Kehoe Winingham have over thirty years of experience handling truck accident cases. Call 317.920.6400 or fill out an online contact form for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.