Federal trucking regulations and standards keep our roads safe in this country. Their chief goal is to reduce and prevent life-threatening accidents. Truckers and other large commercial vehicle drivers who fail to adhere to these regulations put everyone on the road at risk.
There are some situations where Oklahoma state regulations outweigh federal regulations concerning intrastate travel. As long as the truck or commercial vehicle stays within the state, different laws apply. In the infographic below, we examine many important federal regulations, as well as some Oklahoma trucking regulations that affect or supersede the federal laws. As you’ll learn in the graphic, there are many, many regulations that truckers and trucking companies are required to follow. Any failure to follow just one of these rules can cause an accident, and place the truck driver or company at fault.
When truck drivers or trucking companies fail to follow these regulations, they can cause catastrophic accidents. Individuals involved in these accidents could be entitled to compensation for pain, suffering, or loss of work. At Laird Hammons Laird it’s our goal to educate and provide your family with comfort and support in the court room during these traumatic times. Learn how Laird Hammons Laird can represent you or a loved one following a trucking accident or commercial vehicle wreck.