Truck Driver Regulations in New Mexico
Albuquerque 18-Wheeler Accident Attorneys
There are specific laws and qualifications that an individual must meet
before they can even get behind the wheel of a semi-truck. Under federal
regulations, they must first obtain a commercial driver’s license
(CDL). Once they have their CDL license, they are required to follow certain
regulations while driving.
What Regulations Must They Follow?
Proper Documentation. A truck driver must be able to show their Driver Vehicle Examination Report
at the end of each work day and properly track all of their hours.
Check All Equipment. The driver is responsible for inspecting their truck and making certain
that all of its parts are in good working order, as is mandated by federal
Traffic Violations. Any and all violations must be reported to the truck driver’s employer.
Packing the Truck. All cargo must be secured properly and they must make sure that the truck
is not overloaded, both of which could cause horrible accidents.
Maintaining Proper Hours. While truck drivers have schedules and deadlines to meet, they are not
to driver more than 11 hours after they have consecutively taken at least
10 hours off duty. Otherwise this can lead to fatigued drivers and potentially
lead to a collision.
Cell Phone Use. It is prohibited for anyone carrying a CDL, both bus drivers and truck
drivers, to text and drive under FMSCA regulations.
If at any point a truck driver or the trucking company fail to meet these
regulations and an accident occurs, they may be liable for any damage
caused. The legal team at Goodwin Law Office has over 25 years of experience
representing the rights of the injured throughout New Mexico.
Speak with a qualified Albuquerque semi-truck accident lawyer at Goodwin
Law Office if you have been in a truck accident.
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