Who Makes Sure that Trucking Companies Operating in Florida and Elsewhere are Following Federal Regulations?

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is the agency that establishes federal trucking regulations.

Standards and Guidelines for the U.S. Trucking Industry

  • drug and alcohol regulations
  • the hours of service that drivers may operate
  • qualifications for truck drivers
  • trucking company safety standards
  • standards for emissions and noise
  • requirements for inspection, maintenance and repair
  • weight, length, and width limitations

In addition to the federal trucking laws established by the FMCSA, truckers in Florida must also abide by the rules established by Florida's Department of Transportation.

A violation of these regulations can result in a truck accident. If you have been injured in a truck accident in Florida, and the accident was the result of someone else's negligence, you may be eligible for compensation in a truck accident claim.

Negligence in a Truck Accident in Florida

  • truck driver error
  • truck inspection error
  • failing to properly load the truck's cargo
  • failing to obey federal truck driving laws
  • driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • driving under adverse road conditions

In a truck accident claim, you may be compensated for your medical expenses, any physical or emotional pain that you have suffered, and any past, present or future wages that you may have lost. To file a claim, you should get the professional help from an experienced personal injury lawyer.

Jim Dodson
A Florida injury lawyer, family man and avid cyclist who clients have trusted for over 25 years.