New data released in October 2014 (for the year 2012 – most recent) by the U.S. Dept. of Transportationshows “large trucks” involved in 3,753 fatal crashes also involved 115 “invalid” licenses.
Invalid license has been defined as:
Those who had either no license or did not have a valid license or proper endorsement for the class of vehicle they were driving were considered to have invalid licenses.
“Large trucks” are required to have drivers with commercial driver licenses (“CDL’s”). One of the first items investigated is just that – a valid and “proper” license.
It is critical to preserve such evidence. Make sure to speak with a lawyer immediately following a trucking accident to begin the proper investigation.
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