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Truck Hours of Service Violation

Truck driver fatigue is a primary factor in many serious trucking accidents. In an attempt to counteract this common roadway danger, the federal government has passed strict regulations mandating certain periods of rest for cross-country truckers. In addition, many states have their own legislation concerning intrastate travel. Despite this, some freight companies continue to pressure their employees into violating these important safety regulations.

If you or a member of your family has been harmed in an accident caused by trucking company negligence, you could be able to win compensation from the party responsible. Jacksonville hours of service violation lawyer Donald Guthrie will work diligently to protect your legal rights. Call us today at 904-296-1088.

The Dangers of HOS Violations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is the government agency responsible for federal trucking regulations. Their legislation concerning maximum travel hours for truckers is known as the Hours of Service (HOS) policy. HOS regulations for commercial trucks include:

  • Drivers cannot exceed 11 hours of driving after a 10 hour rest period.
  • Drivers may not exceed 60 hours of driving in a 7 day period, or 70 hours in 8 days.
  • Drivers with a sleeper berth must use it for at least 8 hours of each 10 hour rest period.

Drivers who violate these policies can become fatigued, potentially committing dangerous errors or even falling asleep at the wheel. In some cases, freight companies that fail to enforce these laws or that pressure workers into violating them can be liable for resulting damage. If you believe you may have a case against such a company, our Jacksonville hours of service violation attorneys can answer your questions.

Contact Us

At the offices of Jacksonville company negligence and liability lawyer Donald Guthrie, we are committed to protecting the public from dangerously negligent business practices. To discuss your eligibility for legal compensation, contact us today at 904-296-1088.

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