The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and Florida Truck Accidents
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is part of the USDOT (United States Department of Transportation). This agency regulations commercial and large trucking companies and fleets throughout the United States. The purpose of the formation of the FMCSA was to prevent and reduce the number of collisions, accidents, crashes, deaths, and personal injuries caused by a truck accident in Florida as well as the rest of the United States.
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Certainly, the work and regulations connected with the FMCSA do not and cannot prevent all accidents and crashes from taking place. While there is a reach and effect of the regulations and requirements of the FMCSA, the agency cannot be everywhere for every incident. As such, serious truck accidents continue to take place which, in turn, cause significant personal injuries.
The FMCSA works to do the following:
- Enforce safety regulations, standards, and guidelines;
- Focus on at-risk and high risk fleets and trucking carriers;
- Improve trucking technologies and safety information systems;
- Tighten the standards for truck equipment and operation; and
- Work towards improving knowledge and safety awareness of truck driver, companies, and other motorists
When there is a truck accident, there are a number of challenges and issues that face the injury victim. A truck accident case consists of many parts and subparts. It can be quite complicated determined the law, the violations of the law, the applicable insurance regulations, and how to proceed on a course to make the insurance companies, trucking companies, and big business pay for the damages and injuries caused by the negligence or fault of the truck driver. For 30 years, attorney David Wolf has represented individuals seeking to enforce their legal rights and obtain compensation in the aftermath of an accident caused by the fault of others.
Under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, drivers and trucking companies unfortunately commonly violate the following:
Truck carriers and companies are required to know the laws and regulations applicable to the use, operation, and maintenance of trucks under these standards. Furthermore, truck carriers and companies are required to train their respective employees and drivers of these regulations.
Truck drivers are required to be 21 years of age or older and pass various tests (Physical and Written) in order to safely operate / driver a truck and to maintain a valid commercial driver's license.
If a truck driver is identified / caught under the influence of drugs or alcohol - then a driver is disqualified from operating a commercial truck according to the standards and regulations. These standards are different that the applicable state laws. As such, a truck driver may not be in violation of a state law but will be in violation of a federal law.
Truck companies and owners are prohibited from encouraging or requiring their truck drivers to violate the applicable rules and regulations by placing requirements that would in essence require violation or by compensating the truck drivers more money for violating the rules and standards.
Truck companies and carriers have a duty and responsibility to review, inspect, and validate driver laws as to hours of service HOS rules. If a truck driver creates a false driving log, the company hiring the truck driver can be held liable or responsible for the conduct and bad acts of the truck driver for the violation of the standards.
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