Companies have to keep all their inspection and maintenance records for the entire time they own the vehicle and for 18 months after they’ve sold it. Drivers also have a duty to make frequent truck inspections. Rule 49 CFR § 396.13 states: “Before driving a motor vehicle, the driver shall be satisfied that the motor vehicle is in safe operating condition.”

This means that before each and every ride, drivers must make truck inspections to make sure it’s safe. These truck inspections include loads. Drivers must also stop to check their loads within the first 50 miles of the trip, and after they’ve driven for three hours or 150 miles, whichever happens first. 

Need a truck accident attorney? Call Jason Schultz

If you were involved in a truck accident, you can contact our injury attorney, Jason Schultz to discuss you legal options. Contact the office at 404-474-0804 to schedule a free consultation at your convenience. 

Jason R. Schultz
Helping Georgia area residents with car accident, medical malpractice, and personal injury claims since 1991.