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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has enacted regulations which apply to all commercial drivers operating commercial vehicles in the United States. These regulations apply to all commercial trucks such as big rigs, 18 wheelers, box trucks, tankers, semi tractor trailers, double trailers, and other trucks. It does not matter what state the driver is in or where the trucking company is originally from, the FMCSA regulations must be complied with, in addition to the state’s laws. These regulations are not just administrative in purpose, but they have safety at the forefront.
One of the largest safety provisions is the hours of service regulations included in Part 395. This set of regulations is aimed to prevent fatigued drivers from operating large commercial trucks on our roadways. This is because fatigued drivers could fall asleep at the wheel and become very dangerous drivers. Large commercial box trucks could become unguided missiles barreling on our highways and roadways if a driver falls asleep. This can result in serious Albuquerque trucking accidents causing the wrongful death of innocent people.
The three most common hours of service violations which are likely to result in serious personal injury or wrongful death in a 18 wheeler wreck include the following:
Hours of service violations are generally despised in the trucking world because they make it harder to earn money by putting safety at the forefront. Here at the NM Truck Accident Attorneys, we know how to use violations of FMCSA regulations, particularly hours of service violations, to the advantage of our clients. Call our experienced Albuquerque trucking accident attorneys at the NM Truck Accident Attorneys today by dialing (505) 883-5000 to learn what rights you may have. You can also contact us on our website through the easy to use and convenient Contact box located by clicking here.