Trucking Company Hours of Service Violations
Driving drowsy or distracted has been shown to be as dangerous as driving while intoxicated, if not more so. For this reason, the federal government has created requirements for commercial trucking companies and drivers regarding how much time can be spent driving within certain time frames. Unfortunately, some companies have policies in place which are intended to give drivers incentives to violate these restrictions in order to increase profitability.
If you or someone you know has been involved in an accident with a commercial truck because of an hours of service violation, the driver and the company should be held responsible for the consequences of their actions. Contact the Wisconsin hours of service violation lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 today to learn more about your legal rights and options.
Types of Hours of Service Violations
Hours of service are in place to help protect truck drivers as well as other motorists. Should truck drivers fail to follow these regulations, it can result in devastating accidents. The following are some of the ways in which a commercial truck operator may violate restrictions on hours of service:
- Driving more than 11 hours in a 14-hour shift
- Driving more than 14 hours in a day
- Driving more than 60 hours in a week
- Driving more than 70 hours over a period of 8 days
These restrictions are intended to ensure the public safety, and violating them is not only irresponsible but also dangerous.
If you or someone you know has been involved in a commercial trucking accident, it may have been because of an overworked or tired driver. If so, please contact the Wisconsin hours of service violation attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874.