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Commercial Trucks Pose Dangers to Other Drivers

The U.S. economy depends on commercial trucks to deliver 70% of annually transported freight.  15.5 million commercial trucks share the roads with other driverss in the United States. The transportation industry logs well over 4 billion miles every year. The legal weight of an 18-wheel truck at 40 tons and an average length of 70-80 feet, these monstrous commercial trucks pose a serious danger to other drivers on the road. Not surprisingly, there are around 5,000 fatalities per year from collisions involving commercial trucks.

Due to the dangers posed by commercial trucks, The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration imposes a long list of rules and regulations that trucking companies and their drivers are required to follow. Compliance with The Motor Carrier Safety Act is required for trucking companies and their drivers in every state, including Colorado. Failure to abide by the Act can result in unqualified, overworked, fatigued drivers, which is a serious danger to others on the road. Unfortunately, it is not unusual for trucking companies and their drivers to refuse to follow the required rules and regulations contained in the Act.

The attorneys at Vail Justice utilize the Motor Carrier Safety Act to pursue trucking accident claims against trucking companies and their drivers. The firm investigates whether the trucking company or its driver failed to comply with the Act and determine what rights plaintifs have under the Act.

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