Legal Commentary: The United States Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has promulgated hundreds of regulations concerning the operation of commercial vehicles, such as trucks. The agency was established as part of the Department of Transportation in January 2000 under a law called the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999 (49 U.S.C. 113).
The FMCSA was formerly part of the Federal Highway Administration and it is charged with reducing and working towards preventing trucking accident fatalities and injuries involving commercial vehicles. The agency promulgates regulations for the safety of motor carrier operations, focuses on those vehicles and carriers that are higher risk (such as toxic and hazardous materials), works to improve technological advances that make transportation safer, is charged with the safety of motor vehicle equipment and operating standards, and works to increase the awareness of safety for operators and the public.
In a truck accident case the regulations that govern the entire trucking industry are often critically important to proving responsibility on the part of a motor carrier or driver. Included here are many of the important regulations that govern the safety and operation of trucks on our roads across the United States and within Georgia.
Getting help from a qualified and experienced Atlanta semi truck accident attorney is important in preserving evidence and traversing the many regulations that govern accidents involving commercial vehicles. These accidents can involve different issues and complexities than those involving passenger cars.
Trucking accidents are among the most dangerous that occur on our roads. In my experience as a Georgia truck injury and accident lawyer, evaluating a case as early as possible can help preserver your rights. Scholle Law can help and with our commitment to excellence, you will be in experienced capable hands.
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Visit this link to review all the regulations under the FMCSA.