Truck Maintenance Failures Causing New York Accidents
Even though federal regulations require trucking companies to perform routine inspections and repairs on their fleets, not all carriers follow the rules. When equipment fails and an accident occurs, the consequences can be deadly.
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What Are New York State Trucking Regulations?
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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) mandates that trucking companies and truckers adhere to numerous safety standards. These rules cover topics such as how long a driver’s shift can be, recordkeeping requirements, weight limits, driver qualifications and maintenance schedules.
In general, New York has adopted many of the FMCSA regulations governing the trucking industry. However, specific exceptions apply to some regulations for vehicles operating strictly within the state.
All motor carriers who receive a United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) number for interstate transportation must successfully complete a safety audit. The New York State Department of Transportation examines required records to assess compliance with the FMCSA re