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Phone: 860-333-5797 | Toll Free: 800-693-9147

Phone: 860-333-5797 | Toll Free: 800-693-9147
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Federal agency continues to address trucker safety

On Behalf of | Oct 19, 2021 | Injuries |

Truck safety remains a priority for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, or FMCSA. Promoting safety through enforcement, improved technology, outreach and other methods is part of the agency’s mission.

Currently, the agency’s safety priorities include changing the way it evaluates which commercial trucking companies are prone to frequent safety violations and thus create a hazard on the nation’s roads.

The FMCSA is also working to be sure that companies are only hiring drivers who are qualified and capable of operating a large commercial vehicle safely.

In addition to improving driver training, the FMCSA is working better to identify drivers with a history of drug or alcohol violations and drivers who are operating while fatigued.

The FMCSA is also grappling with a common problem with what it calls “reincarnated carriers”. Too often, trucking companies with a poor track record for safety will dissolve and then immediately form a new company.

The name of the new business is different, but in essence, the staff, equipment and management are the same. The goal of this scheme is to hide the blots on the prior company’s record.

Where the trucking industry is falling short

Hiring unqualified drivers to operate large and potentially destructive vehicles is an unacceptable practice. Likewise, companies should not tolerate fatigued driving.  Both behaviors can cause serious truck accidents both in Connecticut and elsewhere.

Motor carriers should be financially responsible if they allow unqualified drivers on the road or if they promote a culture where driving awake and alert is not as important as it should be.

While a trucking company may try to cover itself by dissolving and re-organizing many times, a skilled attorney can pierce through this deception so as to hold the responsible parties accountable for a victim’s injuries.

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