Truck Drivers Must Follow Federal Safety Regulations
Truck drivers must comply with certain regulations on the job. Unfortunately, when they ignore these laws, it can lead to fatal accidents. This disregard for the rules can cause debilitating injuries or death.
At Lisko & Associates, our lawyer’s background as a former police officer and prosecutor has equipped him with the knowledge to resolve truck accident cases. His 30 years of experience handling these cases has instilled in him an in-depth knowledge of federal trucking regulations.
Do you believe you were injured due to a violation of trucking regulations? Contact our State College law office at 814-753-4413 for a free consultation.
What Regulations Must Truck Drivers Follow?
Pennsylvania adheres to many federal safety regulations for truck drivers. These laws lay out rules for trucks involved in interstate travel. For trucks traveling within the state, similar rules often apply.
The regulations set forth certain precautionary measures for truck drivers to take before and during travel. These measures include:
- Passing a drug and alcohol test if you drive a vehicle that meets certain conditions
- Abstaining from alcohol consumption while on duty
- Obtaining a commercial driver’s license to operate large vehicles
- Passing a physical examination every two years
- Performing periodic inspection of the vehicle and equipment
- Securing and loading truck cargo in a safe manner
- Conforming with the speed limit
- Using extreme caution while driving under hazardous conditions
If you were involved in a truck accident due to a rule violation, you need a lawyer to protect your legal rights. Attorney Lisko will fully investigate your situation and provide you with effective options. His goal is to use negotiation to fully compensate you.