The Laws are Different
Every state has laws regulating drivers in their state. Generally, personal injury attorneys deal with the same rules of the road you are familiar with... like speeding, turning and failure to yield. However, interstate trucking is also regulated by federal laws, rules and regulations in addition to industry customs and practice, company procedures and policy. Did you know there are federal laws that dictate how long a truck driver may drive and how long they must sleep? Federal law controlling cargo securement, the weight a truck may carry and even the route a trucker must take. Federal regulations even set forth drivers qualifications, record keeping, reporting, electronic on-board recording devices and even a driver's medical condition.
Interested in Specific Rules?
If you are interested in some of the federal laws regulating interstate truck drivers, we have included the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for your convenience.
Let The Truck Lawyers Prepare a Powerful Case for You
Your personal injury attorney may not be familiar with the myriad of federal laws, rules and regulations that control the trucking industry. The Truck Lawyers know interstate trucking. Let us build a strong and compelling case for you. Call us today to find out how we can help you at (844) 800-8900.