Driver Log Inspections
Driver Log Inspections and Regulations
The trucking industry is required to abide by certain safety regulations in order to better protect the other drivers on the road. Due to the size difference between 18-wheelers and passenger vehicles, trucking companies and drivers must inspect, properly maintain and record load information. and observe mandatory rest periods in order to lessen the risk to other drivers.
One such requirement is the driver’s log. The driver is required to keep a log of rest times and drive times and do a pre-inspection of the rig before driving. This driver’s log is often a crucial piece of evidence in semitruck accidents.
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A semitruck accident lawyer will be aware of legal issues surrounding the driver’s log as well as other important evidence in trucking accident cases. The driver’s log will contain vital information about repairs and maintenance as well as the driver’s schedule. The driver must perform a pre-inspection of the rig before driving. This includes looking at past records and making sure any repairs marked for completion were actually done. The driver is also required to check for any fresh oil or coolant leaks as well as any low-hanging wires that may pose a threat. If you have been involved in an accident with a tractor-trailer or semitruck, contact a Texas semitruck accident lawyer right away. If the pre-inspection of the truck was performed properly, your injuries may have been prevented.