Truck accidents cause some of the most destructive accidents due to the massive size and weight of a commercial truck compared to the average passenger vehicle. Unfortunately, not all trucking companies are diligent about providing the training necessary to safely operate a fully loaded commercial truck and avoid a severe accident.
Operating a massive 80,000-pound truck requires skill and experience behind the wheel. As a result, the federal government recently updated trucking regulations that required a baseline training level for all entry-level truck drivers. To qualify for CDL, upgrade a current CDL, or obtain a hazmat materials endorsement, new truck drivers may need to complete the following training requirements:
Trucking companies that prioritize safety take the necessary steps to ensure that all truck drivers have been properly trained before they get behind the wheel. There are a wide range of benefits to providing this training, including the following:
If you or a loved one was seriously injured in a truck accident, do not hesitate to contact our Chatham County truck accident lawyers at Childers & McCain, LLC. To schedule a free consultation, call us today at 478-254-2007 or contact us online. Located in Macon, Georgia, we serve clients in Savannah, Albany, and Atlanta.
Facing the aftermath of a serious accident can be overwhelming. Before you speak with the insurance companies, make sure you schedule a free consultation with the Macon personal injury lawyers at Childers & McCain. We can protect your rights while anticipating the insurance company’s tactics to make sure you get the full compensation you deserve. You don’t have to navigate this tough road alone – let our team of professionals help you move forward.