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Trucking Laws

Michigan trucking laws: When motor carriers break the law

Factors that contribute to accidents, and how a lawyer familiar with these rules and regulations can protect you

This section includes information about several important truck rules and regulations, governed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

To speak with of our attorneys, call Michigan Auto Law at (800) 777-0028. There’s no cost or obligation, and we can answer all of your questions.

Truck driving laws

How federal trucking laws apply to Michigan.

Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)

Who is required to have Michigan Commercial Driver’s License and special endorsements.

CDL test

Steps to obtain commercial driver’s license.

Hours of service (HOS)

Regulated hours for truck drivers and how truck driver fatigue contributes to crashes.

Log books

Rules for truckers keeping records and the penalties for lying on log books.

FMCSA drug and alcohol rules

FAQs on alcohol and drug testing for truckers, and how they can affect your case.

The truck pre-trip inspection

A list of safety checks a truck driver must follow before getting behind the wheel.

Truck cargo weight

Regulations for truck weight limits and the consequences of ignoring them.

Truck loading regulations

What happens when truck loads are not loaded and secured properly.

Truck reflective tape

Why this tape is required and how it saves lives by preventing truck accidents.

Get your truck accident questions answered today

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