Los Angeles, CA- Federal trucking regulations exist to ensure that truck drivers and passenger vehicle motorists won’t be involved in a tragic truck accident. But there are many trucking companies operating in California and the surrounding area that fail to comply with these very important safety regulations, putting other motorist at risk of being killed or harmed.
Such is the case of a Las Vegas trucking company which was labeled and imminent hazard and was recently shut down after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration found the company in violation of numerous safety regulations.
The FMCSA investigation found that JDJD Transportation LLC failed to ensure its drivers followed federal hours-of-service regulations by staying on the road beyond maximum daily driving limits. The company also failed to retain copies of their employee driving record and had no system in place to guarantee drivers were complying with hours-of-service rules.
Additionally, JDJD Transportation failed to ensure their drivers had a commercial driver’s licenses. Drivers were not regularly tested for drugs or alcohol, and the company had no system in place to regularly test drivers.
What’s more JDJD Transportation did not properly maintain their vehicles nor did the company conduct regular inspections on older vehicle. Drivers were allowed on the road without conducting pre-shift inspections.
During the nine-month investigatory period, nine of JDJD’s trucks were subjected to roadside inspections which revealed that some trucks were being driven despite the fact that they should have been taken off the road. One truck has a cracked body frame while others had serious safety defects.
All of these violations are a big deal, an inexperienced driver or improperly maintained vehicle can cause a truck accident at any moment. Truck accidents as twice as likely to be fatal so it’s critical that drivers and trucking companies follow safety regulations. When they don’t, they can be held liable for the injuries and deaths they cause. Knowingly allowing a disqualified driver on the road or allowing them to operate outside the prescribed hours-of-service rules is negligent and that company should be held accountable for endangering other motorists.
While many drivers and trucking companies see federal safety regulations as an inconvenience, those rules exist so that the roads are safe for all motorists including truck drivers. If you have been involved in a truck accident, you need to contact a Los Angeles truck accident attorney immediately.
Our team or truck accident attorneys have a comprehensive knowledge of federal and state trucking regulations, giving them the ability to determine who was at fault for a deadly or injurious accident and who should be pay for a victim’s injuries. When you have an experienced attorney working on your case, you can be confident that they will build an effective injury claim that results in an optimal settlement.
If you have been in a truck accident, don’t make the mistake of trying to handle your injury claim alone, contact a California attorney so you can discuss the best way to handle your case.