Hours of Service Violations for Trucks
Individuals who drive commercial trucks must follow hours of service laws. These laws restrict the number of hours that an individual can operate his or her commercial truck each day. The reason these laws are in place is to cut down on the dangers of drowsy driving.
However, some commercial truck drivers fail to observe hours of service laws. If you or someone you love suffered harm because a truck driver committed an hours of service violation, you may have grounds for legal action. For a free consultation, contact the Milwaukee truck accidents lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, today at 800-242-2874.
Hours of Service Laws
Hours of service laws are federally mandated, meaning that the same hours of service restrictions apply across the country. The reason for this is that truck drivers often cross several states when making a delivery, and having a uniform law makes observing the restrictions easier.
Current hours of service laws state that a truck driver:
- May not drive for more than 11 consecutive hours
- May not drive for more than 14 consecutive hours, including breaks
- Must rest 10 consecutive hours after being on duty
- May not drive more than 60/70 hours in a 7/8-day span
Truckers who break these laws may be liable for any injuries they cause in the event of an accident.
The Milwaukee truck accidents attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, are ready to help you fight for financial compensation if a trucker has injured you after committing an hours of service violation. Contact us at 800-242-2874 today to learn more.