Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations
The primary mission of The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is the prevention of commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries. As part of its responsibility for improving commercial vehicle safety, the Administration has promulgated The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR). The regulations contain a comprehensive set of rules which, among many other things, govern the operation, maintenance, and inspection of large commercial motor vehicles operating in interstate commerce. They also regulate commercial driverâ€™s license standards, controlled substance and alcohol use, qualifications of drivers, and hours of service of drivers.
When a truck driver and his trucking company violate the federal regulations and, as a result, cause an accident injuring others, the violations may establish the foundation of a personal injury lawsuit against the driver and the trucking company. Based on their long yearsâ€™ of experience with trucking litigation , the truck accident attorneys at Allen and Allen have found the regulations listed below are among the ones that may to play a significant role in truck accident litigation.
If youâ€™ve been injured in an accident involving a large commercial vehicle or you have a family member who has been killed in such an accident, contact our tractor trailer accident attorney today. We handle cases nationwide. Call us today at 866-388-6408.
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations:
Â§382.301- Pre-employment alcohol testing
Â§382.303 â€“ Post- Accident testing
Â§382.305 â€“ Random testing
Â§382.501-507 â€“ Consequences for Drivers Engaging in Substance Use-Related conduct
Â§383.1 â€“ Â§383.155 â€“ Commercial Driverâ€™s License Standards; Requirements and Penalties
Â§383.111 â€“ Knowledge and Skills required of commercial motor vehicle operators in general areas
Â§383.113 â€“ Basic vehicle control skills, safe driving skills, air brake skills and pre-trip inspection skills
Â§387.9 â€“ Minimum levels of financial responsibility required of motor carriers of property operating in interstate, foreign or intrastate commerce.
Â§390.15 â€“ Assistance in investigations and special studies
Â§390.21 â€“ Marking of commercial motor vehicles with placards identifying the name or trade name of the motor carrier operating the commercial motor vehicle.
Â§391.11 â€“ Qualification of commercial motor vehicle drivers
Â§391.15 - Disqualification of commercial motor vehicle drivers
Â§391.41 â€“ Physical qualifications for drivers
Â§391.51 â€“ Maintenance of files pertaining to driver qualifications
Â§392.3 - Ill or fatigued operator
Â§392.4 â€“ Drugs and other substances
Â§392.5 â€“ Alcohol prohibition
Â§392.6 â€“ Schedules to conform with speed limits
Â§392.7 â€“ Equipment inspection and use of commercial motor vehicle
Â§392.8 â€“ Emergency equipment, inspection, and use of commercial motor vehicle
Â§392.9 â€“ Inspection of cargo, cargo securement devices and systems (safe loading)
Â§392.22 â€“ Emergency signals; stopped commercial motor vehicles
Part 393 â€“ Motor vehicle parts and accessories necessary for safe operation
Â§395.1 â€“ Hours of service of drivers
Â§395.8 â€“ Driverâ€™s record of duty status - Driver logs
Â§396.3 â€“ Inspection, repair and maintenance required of motor carriers
Part 397 â€“ Transportation of hazardous materials; driving and parking rules