Hours of Service Violation

Were You Seriously Injured In A Truck Accident?

Federal and state organizations closely regulate trucking companies and their drivers in order to make sure that the truck drivers operate their vehicles safely. One of the key regulations in place are hours of service regulations, which place limits on the amount of time the driver can operate their vehicle before stopping and resting. However, these regulations don’t stop reckless drivers from pushing past their limits or trucking companies from pressuring their workers into working extra hours in an attempt to cut costs and save times.

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If you were seriously injured in a truck crash caused by someone else’s negligent or reckless actions, you shouldn’t be responsible for covering the costs of your treatment, recovery or any other damages you may have incurred. Our Phoenix truck accident lawyers at MayesTelles PLLC are committed to providing each client we take on with the passionate and knowledgeable legal representation they need to secure the compensation they deserve. Contact us today to discuss your situation with a member of our firm.

Hours Of Service Regulations Truck Drivers Must Adhere To

Both property and passenger-carrying truck drivers have regulations set for them by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA):

Passenger-Carrying Drivers

  • Drivers are limited to 15-hour shifts on duty following an eight hour break off duty. This includes trip preparations, unloading the vehicle, pulling over to use their mobile device, food breaks, etc.;
  • Drivers are limited to 10-hour driving shifts following an eight hour break off duty;
  • Drivers are limited to 60/70 hours on duty when working for 7/8 consecutive days. In order to restart the 7/8 day period, they must remain off duty for 34 consecutive hours.

Property-Carrying Drivers

  • Drivers are limited to 14-hour shifts on duty following an 10 hour break off duty;
  • Drivers are limited to 11-hour driving shifts following an 10 hour break off duty;
  • Drivers must take a 30-minute break if they have worked for eight consecutive hours since their last break before getting back behind the wheel;
  • Drivers are limited to 60/70 hours on duty when working for 7/8 consecutive days. In order to restart the 7/8 day period, they must remain off duty for 34 consecutive hours.

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