- Failing to properly and regularly inspect and maintain trucks in their fleet.
- Not performing appropriate background checks for indicators of reckless driving, drug or alcohol abuse, or DUI.
- Permitting drivers to operate their vehicles who are unqualified, do not hold the proper license, or who have not been fully trained.
- Failing to appropriately supervise drivers to make certain they comply with all regulations set out by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
- Not disciplining drivers who violate FMCSA provisions.
- Failing to perform random alcohol and drug tests on drivers in accordance with FMCSA requirements.
If a semi-truck collides with another car, most people tend to assume the truck driver was at fault for the accident. Many times, driver error or negligence is in fact the cause of the accident and, in such situations, the truck driver should be held accountable for their mistakes and any resulting injuries. However, sometimes a commercial truck accident can be caused in part by the trucking company that owns the semi or that hired the truck driver. In such situations, victims deserve to be compensated by all possible liable parties. Therefore, you should always contact an experienced truck accident to assist with identifying all of the potentially responsible parties to ensure you receive the full settlement you deserve.There are many ways in which a trucking company or management may act negligently to help cause a truck accident. Some common negligent actions include the following: