As we have noted in a number of our posts, a large majority of car and truck accidents are attributable to human error. Sometimes this can be traced to distracted driving or misjudging turns, but sometimes an accident can be based on the failure to properly maintain a vehicle. When it comes to accidents involving semi-trucks, the potential for harm stemming from improper maintenance can be devastating.
Because of this, federal regulators are intent of imposing new rules that would make it easier to shut down trucking companies that do not adhere to safety requirements. According to a recent Wall Street Journal.com report, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) could make determinations that trucking companies are unfit to operate upon truck inspections alone.