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Houston Trucking Laws

The trucking industry is one of the most important sectors of the American economy. Thousands of trucks drive millions of miles hauling billions of tons of goods every year. This industry is also among the most heavily regulated, with thousands of different trucking laws on the books. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) enforces the nation’s trucking laws. The agency oversees how drivers and trucking companies operate, including their safety precautions and hours of service for drivers.

Trucking Laws Prohibit Impaired Driving

Drivers often face pressures to get their loads to their destinations by a specific deadline. The driver may face financial penalties, suspension or termination for missing a deadline. The driver may attempt to push through illness or fatigue to arrive with his load on time. However, the nation’s trucking laws prohibit drivers from operating their vehicles “while the driver’s ability or alertness is so impaired, or so likely to become impaired, through fatigue, illness, or any other cause” that may make them unsafe on the roads.

Trucking Laws and Drugs
Trucking Laws Require Off-Duty Time for Drivers
Awards for Trucking Lawsuit

Know Your Rights in a Trucking Accident Injury Lawsuit

To find out how we can help you with a trucking accident injury lawsuit, contact us today at (713) 352-7975. Our friendly staff will ask a few questions about your case and connect you to an attorney who focuses on trucking accident injury cases. You can also fill out the “Free Case Evaluation” form at the top of this page.

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