The Copeland Law Firm
call: 573-397-5277 For The Representation You Deserve Free Initial Consultation
Committed To Your Case
Contact Us

FMSCA training rule took effect on June 5

Starting in February 2020, truck drivers in Missouri and around the country who apply for their CDL will have to receive training from a provider on a FMCSA-approved list. The new rule took effect on June 5, and it has a compliance window of nearly three years. Drivers will need behind-the-wheel training in addition to classroom and road time.

There is no minimum number of hours that a driver will need to spend behind the wheel to get his or her CDL. Lobbyists for the trucking industry want a one implemented, and one was included in earlier versions of the rule but omitted from the final version. To get on the national registry, a trainer will need to be certified by and meet criteria set forth by the FMCSA. Carriers that provide their own training will also need to be in compliance with the new rule by February 2020.

Drivers, passengers or pedestrians who are involved in a truck accident may wish to file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver who caused the crash. If the driver was on company time when the accident happened, the driver's employer may also be liable. Injured victims may be entitled to compensation for medical bills and other costs required to recover from the accident.

If they are not able to return to work, a driver may be liable to pay for lost wages or lost future earnings. To be compensated for their injuries, injured victims may need to show that negligence resulted a crash taking place. Negligence may occur if a driver was intoxicated, was impaired by prescription drugs or was distracted when a crash occurred. The company itself could also be held responsible if improper or lax truck maintenance was the cause.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
attorneys Email Us For A Response

Tell Us About Your Case - Free Initial Consultation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

contact

900 East Broadway Columbia, MO 65201 Phone: 573-397-5277 Fax: 573-874-3200 Columbia Law Office Map