Do Tractor Trailer Drivers Need a Special Driver's License?

Not many individuals understand the potential problems that exist regarding trucks on the road. There are a number of potential things that can cause serious accidents and some of them are known to the general public.

This includes various situations such as truckers who are driving drunk, under the influence, distracted, or fatigued, violations of industry regulations, or failure to maintain the parts on a truck. However, there is more to it than that.

Inexperienced Drivers

Trucking companies need to ensure they are hiring the right individuals to operate their trucks. This starts with individuals properly obtaining the commercial driver’s license. This means the driver must meet the following requirements:

  • The driver must certify that they agree with the state motor carrier safety regulations.
  • Drivers must have a clear driving record.
  • The driver must provide a valid Medical Examiner’s Certificate.
  • Along with social security number, the driver would need proof of identity and liability insurance.

Once the driver has all the documents necessary to get a CDL license, they must pass the knowledge exams, vision screening test, attend the commercial driver’s education program, take the road test, and pay the necessary fees.

Trucking companies must ensure that their drivers have the proper licensing. Without this, they present a potential danger to others on the road. This can cause serious accidents and individuals may be catastrophically injured as a result.

At Hardee & Hardee, LLP, we have the experience and knowledge necessary to help individuals who have been harmed as a result of a serious trucking accident. Our Greenville truck accident lawyers work hard to protect the rights of individuals when they need it most.

Truck crashes cause serious harm and individuals should not have to deal with the aftermath of an accident caused by someone else’s negligence. It’s our goal to hold those individuals accountable for their actions.

Call our firm today at (252) 966-0044 and learn more about your potential options.

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