Trucking cases are different than many other types of cases, in that there is a specialized, highly regulated and detailed body of law that will apply in most scenarios. This body of law is known as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, and related state law in many jurisdictions (including Kentucky). These regulations are promulgated by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Regulations Web Portal. The regulations below are generally applicable in interstate commerce. Most, if not all, have been adopted as applicable in Kentucky via 601 KAR 1:005, pursuant to KRS 281.600.
Specific sections of the regulations that regularly are implicated in commercial motor vehicle accidents include:
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