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Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains the FMCSA Hours of Service Rules on How Long a Truck Driver Could Drive

The shipping and logistics industry is one of the largest industries in the United States. The largest part of this industry is shipping through large commercial vehicles like 18 wheelers, semi tractor trailers, double trailers, big rigs, and other box trucks. As an Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer, we know that the trucking industry is a business with a philosophy of time is money. The faster the delivery, the faster the paychecks. Interstates I-10, I-25, and I-40 play a huge role in interstate commerce and saving time because 18 wheelers traveling from California to the east coast will usually have to travel through New Mexico, especially because Ontario is a huge trucking port. This is particularly true in Albuquerque, where truck drivers can switch from west to east to north and south at the interstate exchange.

What is the Purpose of Hours of Service Violations? NM FMCSA Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains

FMCSA Hours of Service Violations Are Dangerous and Often Deadly: New Mexico FMCSA Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains The Purpose of HOS Regulations

Hours of service regulations have a clear purpose. Falling asleep at the wheel is one of the most dangerous and negligent things that an individual driving a vehicle could do. It is almost guaranteed that someone will get seriously injured or wrongfully killed. This is particularly true on fast-moving highways and interstates, like I-40, I-25, and I-10. But when you combine falling asleep at the wheel on an interstate with a large commercial vehicle like an 18 wheeler, box truck, tractor trailer, tanker, big rig, double trailer, or another large commercial vehicle, the likelihood of serious personal injury or wrongful death exponentially increases in a New Mexico trucking accident due to hours of service violations.

Proving an Hours of Service Violation in a New Mexico Trucking Accident: Albuquerque 18 Wheeler Wreck Lawyer Explains

New Mexico Trucking Accidents Caused by an Hours of Service Violation: Albuquerque 18 Wheeler Wreck Lawyer Explains How to Prove These Cases

It is axiomatic that the trucking business is an interstate business. Meaning that is works through many, if not all, of the states in the US. Because of this, the federal government has an agency which drafts regulations application to all commercial truck drivers and trucking companies, no matter what state they are traveling in. This is in addition to the state laws which are also applicable as each truck driver and trucking company goes through the individual state. But the federal regulations are the minimum requirements.

Truck Driver Fatigue Causing New Mexico Trucking Accidents: FMCSA Regulations to Know

FMCSA Hours of Service Regulations Aim to Prevent Truck Driver Fatigue, a Serious Issue for New Mexico Trucking Accidents

Trucking is a massive interstate business spanning coast-to-coast and border-to-border. While each state has applicable traffic laws, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), a federal agency, has enacted regulations which are applicable to all commercial trucks no matter what state the vehicle is in or the vehicle (and driver) are from. One of the most important sections of the FMCSA regulations is Part 395. This area of the federal regulations governs the hours of service provisions that truck drivers and trucking companies must follow. The goal is to prevent New Mexico trucking accidents.

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