Alabama Truck And Shipping Regulations

If a truck driver failed to follow proper Alabama shipping regulations, you may be entitled to compensation under the law for injuries, damaged property, lost wages or wrongful death.

In Alabama, trucks must not carry more than 80,000 pounds nor have a trailer length longer than 57 feet. Drivers who carry loads greater than the legal load are required to seek special permits, and use proper signage. If the load qualifies as being especially large, drivers are required to use escort vehicles to ensure that other cars on the road are kept at a safe distance from the shipment.

While drivers are allowed to travel on Saturday, it is illegal to drive on Sunday. Additionally, drivers are not allowed to travel during peak hours (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) on weekdays. The law requires drivers to put in reasonable hours and be well-rested. Unfortunately, some companies place premiums on speed and timing, and sometimes drivers break the rules in order to ship goods at a faster rate.

If you have been injured in a truck accident in Birmingham, Alabama, you need a lawyer who will take the time to understand the circumstances of your case, and help ensure that you are fairly compensated for your injuries and damaged property. Attorney Richard F. Horsley has the experience and the knowledge to make sure that your case is settled properly and speedily.

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