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Tampa Personal Injury Blogs from July, 2013

Tampa Trucking Accident Lawyer - Newly Enacted Truck Driver's Hours of Service Waived for Livestock Drivers


Florida trucking accidents and related injuries continue to rate relatively high among national statistics. Our Tampa Trucking Lawyers are involved with a significant number of trucking cases that occur within Florida. Out trucking lawyers are active in trucking regulations and their impact upon personal injury cases involving a trucking case occurring within Florida's borders. Our lawyers additionally continue to educate others on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations ("FMCSA"), which are the rules that govern trucking companies and drivers. Our lawyers remain dedicated to representing injury victims that have been harmed by the negligence of a truck driver and/or trucking company.

In an effort to lower trucking related accidents stemming from truck driver fatigue, the FMCSA were changed on July 1, 2013. More specifically, the truck driver's hours of service were significantly changed. However, the National Pork Producers Council led various farming organizations in a move for an exemption and 90 day waiver of the newly enacted hours of service requirement as the new regulation could cause livestock increased health risks. In response to the request, the Department of Transportation quickly granted the 90 day waiver and exemption from the requirement that drivers take a mandatory 30 minute break for every eight hours of consecutive driving.

Our lawyers litigate large trucking cases throughout Florida, including Hernando County, Hillsborough County, Pasco County, Pinellas County, Manatee County, Polk County, Orange County and Sarasota County. Should you have any questions regarding a Florida trucking accident and/or the federal trucking regulations, please contact us, your Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer.

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