Trucking companies throughout Ontario are held to a high level of standards and regulations for their drivers and their vehicles. Regulations are put in place to promote the highest level of safety for trucks and their drivers. When accidents occur, many of them involve violations of the regulations.
McLeish Orlando LLP is a trusted source for legal representation for trucking accident and personal injury matters throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Our firm is led by a team of experienced lawyers who have handled a wide range of personal injury claims. Members of our legal team are published authors and lecturers in the area of personal injury law.
Ontario Trucking Regulations
There are a number of regulations that trucking companies must abide by. Some of these regulations include such matters as the following:
- Avoiding truck driver fatigue: The number of hours an employee can be on the road as a driver, how often breaks need to be taken and where overnight rests are to be made.
- Safety: Regulations for loading and unloading trucks, maintenance and inspections.
- Trucking employees: Administering licenses, background checks, screenings for drug or alcohol abuse, proper checks of driver qualifications.
Common Reasons for Violations
Even the smallest deviation from the set regulations can pose a risk for causing a serious accident. Since truck drivers are paid by the distance driven, they can be put under very strict deadlines and pressure by their employers to ensure that loads are delivered on time. The deadlines may be so rigid that they do not allow for adequate time to avoid driver fatigue and proper maintenance checks of the vehicle.
Our Ontario trucking regulation lawyers are highly familiar with Ontario trucking legislation, including regulations. We know the trucking industry well, and we use our knowledge to protect our clients' rights and to make certain that they receive the maximum amount of accident benefits for their claim. Our clients' immediate and long-term needs are of the utmost importance.
Greater Toronto Area Lawyers for Accidents Involving Truck Regulation Failure
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