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Minimum Requirements for Driver's License

These requirements represent the minimum requirements under the law. In each specific accident case, careful attention must be paid to whether an employer acted in a reasonable manner in the hiring and retention of its driver.

At The Kalka Law Group, we represent victims that were tragically struck by an 18 wheeler. One of the first things that we do is to investigate whether the trucking company hired a bad driver.

  • Proper application for employment be completed and furnished to the motor carrier before a person shall be allowed to drive.
  • Application must be completed and signed by the applicant containing, among other things:
  • The driver's experience;
  • A list of motor vehicle accidents within the last three (3) years;
  • A list of all moving violations, information regarding license suspensions and/or revocations; and
  • A list of employers for the past three (3) years.

EMPLOYING CARRIER must also make certain investigations and inquiries with respect to each driver who submits an application for employment.

  1. Employer is required to inquire about the applicant's driving record for the preceding three (3) years and the applicant's employment record for the preceding three (3) years.
  2. Employer is also required to make inquiry, at least every twelve (12) months, into the driving record of each driver employed by the carrier.
  3. Employer shall review the driving record to determine whether the driver meets the minimum requirements for safe driving, or is disqualified to drive.
  4. Employer must consider the driver's accident record and any other evidence indicating the driver has violated laws governing the operation of motor vehicles, and must give great weight to violations such as speeding, reckless driving and operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

What Our Clients Are Saying

  • “I am here to recommend Tony Kalka to anyone that desires a knowledgeable attorney that is efficient and thorough for a lawsuit victory.”

    Christrost

  • “I do not give compliments or reviews normally but when someone goes way beyond the call of duty... People need to know who you are and what you can do!”

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  • “The Kalka Law Group was available on the first phone call and took their time to answer ALL my questions.”

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  • “I would recommend this firm without a doubt; Caroline and her team are very professional.”

    Dobson Collins

  • “Tony’s work ethic is incredible; he left no stone unturned.”

    Marie

  • “Tony Kalka and his team are not only very good at what they do but they are decent honest people with good character and big hearts.”

    Jeff R.

  • “Tony and his team were compassionate and worked with us through the entire process.”

    Mike P.

  • “Tony has made my life so much easier and got me the max available!”

    Jessica

  • “Because of him, I received a much-needed surgery due to my accident.”

    Robin

  • “There are no words to express how grateful I am to you both.”

    M Morgan

  • “At all times you displayed professionalism, integrity and compassion.”

    C Icemp

  • “Everything was dealt with in a timely manner and I was well informed throughout the entire process.”

    Jessica

  • “There will never be enough words that can describe the type of lawyer, professional, confidant, and friend that Tony Kalka and Renee Smith have been thru the entire ordeal of my case.”

    Meg B.

  • “He always responded to my calls and e-mails expeditiously”

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  • “They and all of their staff were great.”

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  • You Pay Nothing Unless We Win
  • Millions of Dollars in Settlements Recovered
  • Selected for Inclusion in Super Lawyers®
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  • Nationally Recognized by Numerous Legal Organizations