Trucking companies have to comply with lots of safety regulations, and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) works with police departments and other agencies to enforce those regulations. While you probably won’t be surprised to hear that some unethical, fly-by-night trucking companies knowingly break regulations so they can squeeze out a bit of extra profit, most of us assume that at least when the bad guys get caught, the jig is up.
Unfortunately, this isn’t always true. A small but significant number of trucking companies violate regulations and exploit loopholes to sustain unsafe practices that put ordinary drivers in danger. And sometimes, these companies continue to flout the rules after they’ve been caught multiple times.
In this blog post, we’ll discuss how trucking companies get away with this behavior, what authorities hope to do about it, and how you can fight back if you or someone you love has been affected.