Drivers who operate tractor trailers not only have responsibilities to the general public, but they are also obligated to uphold state and federal regulations.
These regulations, developed for everyone’s safety, include: limits on the number of hours driven, the number of miles driven, the weight of the load, and more. When a violation of these rules occurs resulting in injury, the person injured is entitled to seek special and/or general compensation damages.
Tractor trailer collisions are not the same as routine automobile collisions. Because of the laws, regulations, and standards which come into play, a thorough understanding of federal motor carrier law, the laws and regulations of the state Public Service Commission, industry standards, and practices is required.