Each professional truck driver and motor carrier is required to comply with several provisions of the FMCSR at all times. These provisions provide a good check list for any collision investigation.
Minimum Uniform Commercial Driverís License requirements:
required knowledge and skills
federal disqualification; employer responsibilities
requirements to obtain driverís license.
Safety Fitness Procedures
Minimum Levels of Insurance Coverage: $500,000 Per carrier operating in interstate commerce; and, $1,000,000 per carrier if carrier transports hazardous cargo in interstate commerce.
Trucking company minimum requirements
Physical qualifications of drivers
Operation of commercial motor vehicle
Vehicle options necessary for safe operation
Driverís hours of operation (including hours on-duty, off-duty, and in sleeper berth)
Inspection, repair, and maintenance of vehicles
Transportation of hazardous materials; Driving requirements and parking rules.