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Truck Accident and Maintenance Issues

It is up to both the truck driver and the trucking company to make sure the vehicle is safe for the road. When there is a truck accident that is due to a maintenance problem, it can be difficult to determine who is responsible: the driver or the trucking company. Because a majority of truck accidents are caused by poorly maintained vehicles, it is important to understand who was supposed to take care of any maintenance issues in these situations.

Maintenance Responsibility of the Trucking Company

When a semi gets ready to head out on the highway, the trucking company the vehicle belongs to must carefully inspect it to make sure it has been properly maintained. If repairs are needed, the truck is not allowed on the road, even if the repair is minor. The trucking company is also required to document each fix.

The maintenance record might include what was fixed on the truck, what parts were purchased, who the mechanic was, as the date it was repaired. In addition to this, every truck owned by the company must be inspected by a qualified inspector each year. Agents from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration may also board the truck to make sure it is properly maintained, and can declare that a truck must be pulled from service if there are maintenance issues.

Maintenance Responsibility of the Truck Driver

At the beginning of the driver’s shift and again at the end of each day the truck is driven, the vehicle must be inspected. The driver must file a report with the trucking company after the trip has been completed. The next driver must look through this report and note any maintenance problems that the last driver needed to take care of. If a problem occurs on a driver’s shift, he or she must notify their trucking company immediately.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, it is important that you contact an experienced truck accident attorney to help determine who is responsible.

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It is up to both the truck driver and the trucking company to make sure the vehicle is safe for the road. When there is a truck accident that is due to a maintenance problem, it can be difficult to determine who is responsible: the driver or the trucking company. Because a majority of truck accidents are caused by poorly maintained vehicles, it is important to understand who was supposed to take care of any maintenance issues in these situations.

Maintenance Responsibility of the Trucking Company

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