A truck driver’s log book gives a detailed account of their activities prior to an accident and, in many cases, has incomplete information or evidence of violations. A violation can indicate that a trucker’s actions or inactions may have contributed to the accident, which can help you prove liability.
A logbook monitors a truck driver’s hours spent driving, on-duty but not driving, off duty, and in the sleeper berth over a 24-hour period. Other information typically included is:
Truck drivers are required to keep a written log book while on every trip, under regulations set forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
Information from a log book may be able to help you prove a truck driver violated the federal hours of service regulations. These rules dictate how many hours a truck driver is allowed to work without taking a break, as well as their duties to inspect their vehicles. A log book may contain helpful information that indicates a violation, such as:
The following limitations on HOS are in place by the FMCSA:
To obtain a truck driver’s log book following an accident, you need the help of a highly skilled San Diego Truck Accident Lawyer. The driver or the trucking company may alter or destroy the log book to avoid liability. Contact us as soon as possible to schedule your free consultation so we can get started on preserving evidence for your case today.