New York Truck Driving Rules and Regulations

Regulations May Require Commercial Trucks to Have Speed Governors

by | May 1st, 2015

You’re bound to come across a “gator” on New York roads sooner than later. But these aren’t alligators—gator is the trucker’s term for the remnants of a blown 18-wheeler tire. Blown commercial truck tires litter the roadways in our state, and they put motorists at risk of injury from an accident. And, as it turns […]

New York May Tighten Regulations to Eradicate “Chameleon Carriers”

by | December 5th, 2014

Commercial carriers in our state are required to adhere to strict New York truck driving rules and regulations to ensure the safety of their operations. Companies that fail to meet these standards are typically shut down. In fact, 70 trucking companies in Western New York have been cited for safety violations in the past year. […]

Failure to Comply With New York Truck Driving Regulations Puts Motorists at Risk

by | October 17th, 2014

The trucking industry is heavily regulated to help prevent crashes and uphold the integrity of highway safety. But many trucking companies choose to operate outside of New York truck driving rules and regulations, putting everyone at risk of harm. New York Truck Accident Caused by Failure to Comply Take the case of a New York […]

Ruling Prevents Use of New York Law to Avoid Truck Accident Liability

by | September 12th, 2014

Commercial truck drivers are responsible for abiding by strict New York truck driving rules and regulations. One rule, known as the Graves Amendment, covers liability in the event of accidents and was examined recently in the U.S. Federal Court for the Western District of New York. This law states a vehicle owner cannot be held […]

Officials Call for Changes to New York Truck Driving Rules and Regulations

by | January 27th, 2014

January 27, 2014 Improperly maintained commercial tractor-trailers present significant hazards and state lawmakers say officials with the New York Department of Transportation (NYDOT) are not doing enough to prevent these dangers. This has prompted several groups to call for changes to be made to existing New York Truck Driving Rules and Regulations. Thomas P. DiNapoli, […]