Kalka & Baer Explains How Truck Inspections Prevent Georgia Trucking Accidents

The majority of Georgia trucking accidents are caused by simple mistakes. The truck driver tries to make a few more miles or a few more hours without following the proper requirements.

There is a system of maintenance inspections that should take place; a truck inspector should review the truck driver’s log books, his/her health records, and the truck itself.

Hundreds of thousands of trucks are inspected each year. The most common violations of state or federal truck safety regulations found during a Georgia truck inspection include:

  • Lack of mechanical inspection of the truck
  • Truck surpasses weight limit
  • Improperly kept time records
  • No commercial truck driver’s license
  • Truck driver did not perform a pre- or post- trip inspection in writing
  • Truck driver exceeded hours of service limit
  • Trailer part of truck did not have working brakes, lights, or reflectors


The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration creates restrictions for a reason- to prevent dangers placed on the truck drivers themselves and those around them.

Trucking accidents do happen. And, you might be the victim of a Georgia truck crash. Trucking companies, nationwide, have accident investigation teams that come directly to the accident scene to represent them. Who is going to do that for you if you’re involved in an accident?

The Kalka & Baer law firm understands not only tractor-trailer rules and regulations but also how much more complex truck accidents are than car accidents. If you are suffering or recently have suffered from a truck accident in Georgia, contact Kalka & Baer.


Categories: Auto Accidents