Truck Driver Training

Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Plantation, the Palm Beaches and the Florida Keys, Florida

The commercial trucking industry is one of the most highly regulated in America. Both federal and state authorities have made rules dictating how trucking companies must operate. Unfortunately, however, these regulations don’t include specific requirements on driver training, which is a large reason our Fort Lauderdale truck accident lawyers see so many devastating crashes.

Our Fort Lauderdale truck accident attorneys have seen too many lives ruined by truck accidents and too many serious personal injuries.

We know the dangers of under-trained drivers, and we know the dangers of profit-obsessed companies pushing their drivers to take unnecessary risks.

That’s why you need the truck accident lawyers at The Law Offices of Joseph I. Lipsky. We have experience with these accidents and we know how to help their innocent victims.

Requirements for Florida Truck Drivers

The state of Florida has certain requirements before drivers can acquire the commercial driver’s license (CDL) he or she must have to drive a large truck. Those include:

  • Passing both a general knowledge test and a truck-specific test
  • Passing an air brakes test, if necessary
  • Demonstrating a knowledge of pre-trip inspection requirements
  • Passing a basic skills test
  • Passing a driving test

Without meeting these requirements a driver can’t earn a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), and without a CDL a driver can’t legally operate a commercial-class truck.

A Lack of Training?

Trucking companies tend to give their prospective drivers exactly as much training as they need in order to obtain their CDLs. Sometimes truck drivers go to training academies. Sometimes companies have new drivers spend a few hours in a truck and then call the drivers “trained.” Inadequate and improper training is unacceptable. If our truck accident lawyers find that a trucking company sent a driver on the road with training that is not up to his job, both the company and the driver can be held responsible.

You can discuss your case with our truck accident attorneys at a free, no-obligation initial consultation. We’ll investigate your case and the driver’s training.

If you’re a resident of the Fort Lauderdale, Florida area, or were injured in a truck accident which happened anywhere across Florida, including Miami, West Palm Beach or the Florida Keys, or across the United States and you need an experienced truck accident lawyer, we urge you to CONTACT the Law Offices of Joseph I. Lipsky, P.A., either ONLINE or by CALLING us:

(888) FLA-LAW8 - Toll Free
(954) 693-0073 - Fort Lauderdale
(305) 821-7333 - Miami-Dade
(561) 514-3535 - Palm Beaches
(305) 296-6300 - Florida Keys

to arrange for your FREE NO OBLIGATION CONSULTATION. The call and personal injury consultation are FREE, so do not delay in calling to find out about your legal rights.

Client Reviews
Extremely professional and knowledgeable. Great communication and compassion. We were compensated for our losses. We would recommend Mr Lipsky and staff to anyone. ANYTIME! Elizabeth Fitz
I am so thankful to Attorney Lipsky and his staff ... they went above and beyond for me during a very difficult time after a horrific motorcycle accident. I never expected the outcome that they were able to obtain for me. Mr. Lipsky, Sandy and the rest of the staff give a whole new meaning to Professionalism and Dedication. I would highly recommend Mr. Lipsky .... I promise you; you will not be disappointed. Thank you !!!! Sandra Cantone
Mr. Lipsky and his team are some of the best out there! Fast recovery and a nice friendly staff who are able to explain everything thoroughly. Highly recommended! Ryan S
If you want the Job done then you want Attorney Lipsky office to do it for you. I have trusted this office with all my personal injury needs since the early 2000.
Not only is the attorney awesome, the staff Sandy and Jessie are awesome as well. They answered all my questions and concerns in a timely matter.
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