winter truck accidents

“Extreme Caution” Guidelines by FMCSR

FMCSRs require all truck drivers to exercise “extreme caution” when driving in extreme weather and hazardous roads.

Extreme weather conditions can result in some serious auto accidents. However, an experienced truck accident lawyer knows, bad weather can never be an excuse for a serious truck wreck. Infact, there are guidelines laid down by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCRSs) which require truck drivers to take necessary precautions to prevent any trucking accidents.

FMCSA

New FMCSA rule prohibits truck companies from forcing commercial drivers to break the law

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced a much-needed rule which will help to safeguard commercial truck and bus drivers and will save them from being pressured by management to violate mandatory federal safety regulations. The rule provides FMCSA with the authority to take enforcement action not only against trucking companies, motor carriers, but also against shippers, receivers, and transportation intermediaries.

Said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a press release:

“This Rule enables us to take enforcement action against anyone in the transportation chain who knowingly and recklessly jeopardizes the safety of the driver and of the motoring public.”