Hours of Service Violations

Federal hours of service regulate the amount of time interstate commercial truck drivers are allowed to remain on the road during a shift, as well as other specific details of operation. For 18-wheelers involved only in intrastate commerce, the majority of states (including Wisconsin) have adopted similar regulations. Studies have shown that fatigue or exhaustion can have effects similar to alcohol intoxication on driving ability. Unfortunately, many drivers are encouraged or pressured by their employers to violate hours of service regulations in order to transport materials more quickly.

If you or someone you love was injured in an accident involving a commercial truck, the violation of hours of service rules may have been a contributing factor. To learn how we can help, contact the Wausau hours of service violation attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 to speak with an attorney about your case.

Hours of Service Rules

Federal hours of service rules stipulate specific amounts of time a person can spend driving during a shift. The following is a summary of hours of service regulations:

  • Commercial vehicle drivers may drive a maximum of 11 hours during a 14 hour shift
  • Commercial vehicle drivers may not be on duty more than 60 hours in a 7 day period
  • Commercial vehicle drivers may not be on duty more than 70 hours in an 8 day period
  • A driver may reset their hours by spending a minimum of 34 consecutive hours off-duty

Whether a driver was unlawfully paid to violate hours of service, was pressured by their employer, or chose themselves to violate hours of service, victims of truck accidents due to hours of service violations have the right to demand financial compensation for their injuries.

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A Wausau hours of service violations attorney of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® is experienced and skilled attorney who is committed to helping clients obtain the compensation they need. To speak with an attorney about your case today, contact our offices by calling 800-242-2874.