- Maintenance requirements – Trucks must undergo regular and routine maintenance. This includes checking brakes and tires. Defective brakes and tires can result in severe accidents and injuries. Sometimes truck companies might try to cut corners, with disastrous results. Regular maintenance should be documented and performed.
- Hiring and training drivers – Truck drivers are required to submit to health exams in order to maintain their licensure. Trucking companies have a responsibility to review driver records before hiring and to take actions against drivers with a poor driving track record. Despite this, sometimes drivers are hired or are kept on the job, despite showing a history of incompetence or poor driving. Other times, drivers might choose to stay behind the wheel while taking medication and this can lead to fatigue or poor driving. Some medical conditions can also endanger others on the road. When drivers fail to seek treatment or don’t report these changes, they can pose a danger to themselves and others.
These are just some of the laws and regulations governing the trucking industry. Trucking companies are also required to keep high limit insurance policies to pay for injuries when accidents occur. If you or someone you love was hurt in a trucking accident in Florida, reach out today to our compassionate truck accident attorneys at Miller Trial Law for a free review of your potential case. We stand ready to fight on your behalf, but do not delay as there is only a limited amount of time to bring a case.
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