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Trucking Company Responsibilities

Large semi truck hauling freight on the open highway in the western USA under an evening sky.

Tractor-trailers, also known as 18-wheelers are some of the largest vehicles on North Carolina roadways. These vehicles are very large, and due to their size and weight, are not able to stop as quickly as your typical car or truck can.

Trucking Company Rules & Regulations

When a trucking company puts a truck driver on the road, the company has a duty to the public to make sure that its drivers are qualified and well-trained.

Truck companies must follow the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s rules and regulations. Victims of crashes can hold truck companies accountable if they failed to meet these regulations:

  • Untrained drivers
  • Negligently hired drivers
  • Unsupervised drivers
  • Drivers suffering from fatigue
  • Violations of safety standards

Dealing with Trucking Companies

Dealing with trucking companies can be a pain because they will often send their own investigators and lawyers to the scene. Their main goal is to minimize your claim as much as possible, so they pay as little as possible.

If you feel as if your collision was a direct result of the negligence of a trucking company, it is important to contact an experienced tractor-trailer collision attorney as soon as possible.

Tractor-Trailer Collision Attorneys

If you have been injured as a result of the negligence of a trucking company, you deserve to receive compensation for your injuries. Thankfully for you, you are in the right place.

Maginnis Howard’s lead personal injury attorney, T. Shawn Howard, is experienced in handling complex and severe personal injury claims from tractor-trailer collisions. You can reach or firm’s lead personal injury attorney by email ( or by phone (919.526.0450).