Hours of Service Violation

Were You Involved In A Truck Crash?

State and federal agencies set strict regulations for how long truck drivers can remain on duty in order to ensure that they aren’t overworked and can still operate their vehicles safely. These hours of service regulation limit how long a driver can drive their vehicles without stopping to rest, but unfortunately, don’t stop all transgressions from occurring. Sometimes, it’s the trucking company that pressures their workers to work beyond their legal and physical limits, and other times it’s a reckless driver who chooses to push themselves too far in order to meet a deadline. No matter what, a driver working past their limits can place the lives of everyone else on the road in danger.

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Truck crashes often cause considerable damage to everyone involved, and victims deserve the chance to fight for the compensation they deserve. At Aldous \ Walker, LLP, our Dallas truck accident attorneys have represented hundreds of injured victims since we opened our doors, and understand the potential legal challenges you might face and the best ways to overcome them. Contact us today to discuss what your legal options are with a member of our firm.

Regulations Set For Truck Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) set limits for both passenger and property-carrying truck drivers:

Drivers Carrying Property

  • Drivers can only stay on duty for 60/70 hours when working over a 7/8 day period and must stay off duty for 34 straight hours to reset the 7/8 day cycle.
  • After working for eight straight hours, drivers must take a 30-minute break before resuming duty.
  • Drivers can only drive for 11 hours at a time following a 10-hour break.
  • Drivers can only remain on duty for 14 hours following a 10-hour break.

Drivers Carrying People

  • Drivers can only stay on duty for 60/70 hours when working over a 7/8 day period and must stay off duty for 34 straight hours to reset the 7/8 day cycle.
  • Drivers can only drive for 10 hours at a time following an eight-hour break.
  • Drivers can only remain on duty for 15 hours following an eight-hour break, which includes taking a break for food, pulling off to the side of the road to use their mobile device, unloading their vehicle, and completing trip preparation.

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Speak With An Experienced Lawyer Today

If you were seriously injured in a truck crash, it is in your best interest to speak with an experienced lawyer to learn more about what your legal options are. At Aldous \ Walker, LLP, our team of knowledgeable Dallas truck accident lawyers have spent decades handling these types of cases and will work with you to fight for and secure the maximum compensation possible.

Send us the details of your situation through our online form, or call us at (214) 307-6307 to speak with a member of our firm today.