The trucking industry is a heavily regulated industry. One of the main reasons for the regulations is to prevent catastrophic crashes. Trucking companies have a duty to put qualified drivers on the road. Additionally, trucking companies have training responsibilities as well. The trucking company must ensure that the drivers can safely operate the truck. Truckers are governed by the Federal motor carrier safety regulations FMCSR’s. The FMCSR’s have specific requirements for loading and securement of products. Additionally, trucking companies have an ongoing duty to ensure that their drivers are knowledgeable and compliant with the FMCSR’s. Drivers must fill out their logbooks correctly and be in compliance with hours of service regulations. Unfortunately unsafe trucks, unqualified drivers and fatigued drivers are on the road every day.
Just today, there was a deadly crash on I-90. Two people were killed and at least five others were injured in a serious crash involving up to 10 vehicles that has closed westbound Interstate 90 near Snoqualmie Pass, the Washington State Patrol reports. The truck driver was arrested for vehicle homicide due to possible involvement of drugs.
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If you or a loved one is injured or killed involving a large semi-truck please contact GLP Attorneys. We are experienced in handling cases against trucking companies as well as knowledgeable regarding the regulations that govern them.