California Trucking Laws And Responsibilities

Frantz Law Group, represents clients who have been injured or have lost a family member in truck accidents nationwide.*** Knowing whether you have a valid case for compensation against the truck company or truck driver requires an in-depth understanding of federal trucking laws and the specific laws for your state. Below are links to California and federal regulatory guidelines.

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Various Regulations To Meet Each State's Specific Needs

State and federal trucking laws are in place to ensure the safety of drivers and passengers using our roads and highways for noncommercial purposes. Serious misconduct and willful violations of rules and regulations could place the commercial truck driver and truck company owners and managers in danger of facing criminal charges. In cases of oversight or negligence, the truck driver and/or company owners face possible civil litigation, including fines, penalties and significant monetary compensation paid to plaintiffs suffering physical injury or financial damages.

Specific State Regulations

Like all states, California enforces specific state rules and regulations regarding the commercial transportation of products and materials across state roads and highways. State laws are designed to cover specific state restrictions that federal laws do not address.

California trucking laws are governed by the California Department of Transportation Office of Trucks and Services. In addition to broad regulations covering all commercial freight, various state departments also oversee specific areas of the trucking industry, including:

Federal Truck Regulations

The complete posting of federal trucking rules and regulations can be found at the U.S. Department of Transportation official website for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

Visit the specific links to read more about your specific questions or concerns:

Call our personal injury attorneys experienced in truck driving laws. We represent plaintiffs in truck driver injury and wrongful death claims throughout California and across the United States. Call us toll free at (855) 930-2626 or to arrange a free consultation with an experienced California truck accident lawyer.

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