Who’s Responsible For Equipment Failure In Trucks?

While it may seem that the trucking company is responsible for all types of equipment failure in trucks (after all, the trucking company is usually solely responsible for inspection and maintenance of its trucks), it is not entirely true. Manufacturers of trucks and equipment used in trucks and trailers are also equally responsible for ensuring that the products, parts, and components that they make and sell are in a safe working condition. Routine maintenance and inspection of trucks and their equipment must be performed by the trucking company, truck driver, and/or other individuals.

The truck accident attorney in San Francisco explains that it is also the truck driver’s responsibility to conduct a visual check of all equipment before embarking on a trip.
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