Although there are many hard-working truck drivers who do their best to drive safely and meet all governmental and state regulations, at times, there can be a potential problem that can endanger the lives of everyone on the roadway. These problems can be numerous, but when they occur, it is important to report the event in order to ensure that safety is maintained for all drivers, whether on the highway or on rural roads.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, there are many types of safety violations that require reporting such as:
Now that one knows what kind of situations bear reporting; it is also essential to understand how to file a complaint in the first place. To do so, one must contact the Department of Transportation directly.
This can be done by visiting the department website or calling the National Consumer Complaint Database at:
According to the website, typically, consumer complaints are put into the following categories:
Understanding what category your complaint is in is vital when contacting the department.
In addition, the research also notes that if the complaint is against an intrastate motor carrier, then one must contact the state’s Public Utilities Commission. For the state of Texas, information can be found at the Public Utility’s Commission of Texas’ department website.
Utilizing these resources is imperative for making life on the roadways safe for other drivers and for truckers themselves.
18 Wheelers are especially dangerous, given they can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. The weight makes an accident with a big truck likely to cause a severe injury or the wrongful death of a loved one.
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