Ohio Trucking Regulations
Cincinnati Truck Accident Attorneys
Because a large percentage of all semi-trucks are engaged in interstate
commerce, transporting freight from one part of the country to another,
most of the attention to truck safety regulations is focused on the federal
regulations. These are enacted, maintained and enforced by the U.S. Department
of Transportation (US DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
(FMCSA). In any truck accident case, it is, however, important to investigate
to determine whether state regulations may also have been violated. Most
of the commercial trucks travelling across or within Ohio are subject
to the rules, regulations and laws of the Public Utilities Commission
of Ohio (PUCO).
Ohio's own trucking regulations play a vital role in keeping the people
of our state safe from harm on the roads, given the many miles of Interstate
and state highways in the area. For example, large volumes of traffic
cross the state on I-75 and I-71, moving goods and supplies across the
country. The state regulations are enforced through the combined efforts
of PUCO and the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
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According to PUCO, Ohio has for the most part chosen to adopt the US DOT
trucking regulations, and they even go so far as to change the state regulations
to maintain this conformity when there are changes on the federal level.
In addition to this set of rules, there are also state regulations concerning
the safe operation of commercial motor vehicles, insurance coverage and
carrier registration requirements.
The Moore family has been practicing law in the Cincinnati area since 1932,
and we have extensive familiarity with the state truck safety regulations
and how they apply in cases such as yours.
Contact The Moore Law Firm now for a
free case evaluation with a
Cincinnati truck accident lawyer from our team to learn more about how evidence of a regulation violation
may be used to increase the value of your accident claim.