Drivers are required to fill out records of duty status (logs); the motor carrier is required to keep them plus supporting documentation for six months.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations specify the number and type of securement devices that must be used based upon the type of load.
These tires are out of compliance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations because they have less than the required amount of tread; the truck should not be driven until maintenance has been performed.
The commercial motor vehicle industry is highly regulated; many of the regulations are quite specific and they are frequently updated. Ruhl Forensic’s staff, including former drivers, trainers and safety managers, are conversant with the most current regulations and their applicability.
Ruhl Forensic staff testifies in the following areas, among others:
- Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR)
- CVSA Out-of-Service Criteria
- Commercial Driver's License
- Qualifications of Drivers
- Driver Training
- Driver Files
- Company Management Processes
- Equipment, Inspection and Use
- Loading and Load Securement
- Hazardous Materials Handling
- Hours of Service
- Logs/Record of Duty