Federal and State laws and regulations detail the training and qualifications required for truck drivers, including requirements regarding special training and licensure, certifications, and age. With some exceptions, if a driver operates a tractor trailer or other commercial vehicle that weighs over 10,000 pounds, carries 16 or more passengers or transports hazardous materials, he or she must comply with certain regulations. Truck drivers must be at least 21 years old, speak English, be physically able to safely operate a truck, have a valid CDL and must not have been disqualified for driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, committing a felony, leaving the scene of an accident, refusing to take an alcohol test or any other reason. Trucking companies are also required to keep certain detailed records regarding the training and qualifications of their drivers.
Full Versions of Federal Regulations and Washington State laws pertaining to training and qualifications of drivers can be found below.
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Violations of federal and state trucking laws and regulations can lead to serious injuries and even deaths. The rules applicable to trucks and drivers are extremely detailed, and can be confusing. If you or a loved one were injured by a commercial truck, you need a personal injury lawyer in Spokane on your side. Our experienced and knowledgeable attorneys at Parke Gordon Law Firm will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve. Contact the law office of personal injury attorney Mat Parke today for a free consultation. This is your opportunity to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney about your case for free. Call (509) 482-7274 to get started on receiving a fair settlement from your personal injury case.
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