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Improperly Loaded Trucks

The Law Offices of Adrian Crane, P.C. April 29, 2015

The proper loading of large trucks makes our Texas roads safer from accidents. Unfortunately, some of the 18 wheeler accidents that happen in Texas are as a direct result of a tractor trailer truck not being loaded properly.

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration rules provide that no person shall drive a commercial motor vehicle and a motor carrier shall not require or permit a person to drive a commercial motor vehicle unless the commercial motor vehicle’s cargo is properly distributed and adequately secured.

If this rule were adhered to, many of the truck accidents that end up happening on the roads of Texas would be prevented.

The safety regulations applicable to truckers and motor carriers also provide for limitations on how the load is secured, how other equipment is secured to the truck and the steps that a truck driver must take to ensure his cargo and equipment is properly secured.

Not only must the driver of a commercial vehicle make sure that his load is properly secured when he begins the trip but he is also required to re-inspect his load and how it is secured periodically during his trip.

Customary re-examination of the load is supposed to occur when a driver changes duty status or after the truck driver has driven for three hours or 150 miles.

There are other specific regulations, which apply to truck drivers, and motor carriers that cover things such as loads not being permitted to restrict the driver’s view.

The Law Offices of Adrian Crane has successfully prosecuted numerous improperly loaded truck cases involving serious injury.

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