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Truck Accident Reports

It's basic to the trucking industry and federal law that if you do not have a commercial driver's license (CDL), you cannot drive a commercial motor vehicle. But if you do not have a regular driver's license that is accident free, you cannot obtain a CDL. That same rule applies for retaining a CDL. If the national database that contains a trucker's driving record has too many truck accident reports, your CDL will be suspended, for 90 days to 5 years, or permanently. That could signal the end of your commercial trucking career. In addition, if you are in a trucking accident while taking your driving test for your CDL, you can receive a failing grade and have to take the test again. In addition, your driving record can be affected by driving a truck that is out of service due to a failed inspection. Such a violation can lead to a 1 year suspension of your CDL.

Fast Facts

  • Statistics indicate that 27% of truck drivers involved in fatal accidents had at least one prior speeding conviction.
  • Part of the testing process for a CDL includes being able to inspect your own truck for proper safety and equipment standards.
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  • Getting Truck Accident Legal Advice

    If you, or a family member, have suffered personal injury or a wrongful death as the result of a trucking acci...
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  • Big Rig and Semi Accident Lawyers: Getting Help

    Three percent of all traffic accidents involve trucks, which are also responsible for 5,000 fatalities and 130...
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  • Can I File a Truck Accident Personal Injury Lawsuit?

    Large, commercial truck accidents pose a unique risk of serious injury. If you've been involved in one, you sh...
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  • How to Negotiate an Accident Settlement with a Trucking Company

    After a truck accident, the costs associated with medical expenses, property damage, lost time from work, comp...
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  • What to do After an Accident

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The content of this website is provided for informational purposes only, and does not constitute legal advice. If you need help with a Truck Accident claim, consult an experienced trucking accident attorney from the law offices of Gordon Elias & Seely, L.L.P. by calling TOLL FREE: 800 - 773 - 6770 OR by filling out the Free Case Evaluation Form on this page.
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