When FMCSA Regulatory Violations Involving Cargo Cause New Mexico Truck Crashes, Truck Drivers and Trucking Companies May be Liable
FMCSA violations of unsecured cargo can cause fatal 18 wheeler wrecks. The trucking industry is about moving cargo from one place to another. The whole purpose of large commercial trucks such as tractor trailers, big rigs, 18 wheelers, flatbeds, tankers, and other box trucks is to haul this cargo. Sometimes the cargo is contained inside of the box of the tractor trailer. Other times the cargo is on a flatbed and outside the shell of the box. But in both instances, the cargo must be secured to ensure that it does not shift, fall off the truck, or cause a potentially dangerous hazard.