Appleton Hours of Service Violations Attorneys

Semi-trucks are capable of hauling large amounts of goods across the country, and the faster a truck can make a trip, the more the trucking company stands to profit. However, in order to prevent overworking of truck drivers, federal hours of service regulations have been implemented. These laws protect drivers as well as the public from being injured in a truck accident caused by drivers who are too tired to safely operate a vehicle. Unfortunately, some trucking companies push drivers to violate these regulations in order to save money. When this happens, serious accidents can occur.

If you or a loved one was injured in an accident with a semi-truck, the accident may be due to a fatigued driver in violation of hours of service regulations. Our Appleton truck accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® are experienced lawyers who may be able to help you determine if you are entitled to financial compensation from the trucking company responsible. To speak with an attorney today, contact us at 800-242-2874.

Hours of Service Regulations

The federal government has established hours of service rules for drivers of large commercial trucks. The following rules are some of those that apply to large truck drivers:

  • Drivers are allowed to drive 11 hours max during a 14 hour shift
  • Drivers are allowed to be on duty no more than 60 hours during a 7 day period
  • Drivers are allowed to be on duty no more than 70 hours during an 8 day period
  • By spending at least 34 consecutive hours off-duty, a driver can reset their hours

Depending on the type of truck, these regulations may vary slightly. Regardless, trucking companies that ask their employees to violate hours of service regulations by offering more money, pressuring employees, or by simply turning a blind eye are risking the safety of their drivers as well as everyone else on the road.

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Our Appleton truck accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® are committed to helping victims of truck accidents seek the financial compensation they may deserve. To speak with an attorney about your legal rights today, contact our offices today at 800-242-2874.