January 20, 2014
Commercial transportation companies have a responsibility to ensure trucks and buses are safe. This is achieved by following proper maintenance and inspection schedules. The Truck Accident Lawyers with William Mattar Law Offices explain any failure to meet these standards can result in serious penalties. Now, the federal government is working to make it easier to shut down transportation businesses that fail to meet the rigorous standards of operation.
KTTC News reports the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently passed regulations that will allow the agency to shut down any trucking or commercial bus company with repeat safety violations. The moves were made following several crashes that occurred after the vehicles involved had undergone numerous FMCSA safety inspections. These accidents resulted in eight deaths and 11 others being seriously injured.
Officials say they hope the reforms will create a change in enforcement tactics that allows resources to be refocused towards more remote highways where bus and truck companies may be operating, rather than simply setting up multiple inspection sites along popular routes.
William Mattar and his team of Personal Injury Lawyers applaud the actions being taken to improve highway safety and are hopeful the efforts are a success.