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COVID-19 Status: The governor designated legal services as essential (we agree). Peyton Law Firm will continue operations by conducting telephonic meetings with clients as well as electronic communication. We are avoiding in person office conferences unless absolutely necessary. Our staff is on a rotating schedule to maintain social distancing but one member of our staff will be available from 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday. If you have a legal issue in these difficult times, don't hesitate to email, call or message us on Facebook. We are glad to help. We usually welcome walk-ins, but not at this time. Everyone stay safe and have faith we will return to normal. The WV Supreme Court and other local court systems have cancelled all non-emergency hearings through April 10.⚖️

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: COVID-19

People who train truck drivers in West Virginia will need to navigate an uncertain regulatory environment. A 60-day delay imposed by the administration of President Trump on all new federal regulations has pushed the effective date for truck driver training standards out to March 21, 2017. The Minimum Training Requirements for Entry-Level Commercial Vehicle Operators established by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration might face further delays while under review by administration officials.

If the new standards become active, a three-year time period will be needed to apply the rules to CDL training programs across the country. Drivers receiving their commercial operator licenses after Feb. 7, 2020 will need to meet the standards. As of yet, this final deadline has not been altered.

The regulations intend to distribute a standard curriculum throughout all training programs. The standards included behind-the-wheel training. Initially, the FMCSA required 30 hours of actual driving, but the final version did not set a minimum amount of hours.

In principle, federal trucking regulations seek to promote safer driving because accidents with large trucks tend to inflict severe injuries. An occupant of another vehicle who is injured in a crash with a semi truck might face high medical expenses and be unable to work temporarily or permanently. An attorney could assist the victim with the preparation and filing of a personal injury lawsuit. The attorney could review the police investigation report, maintenance records, driver logs and eyewitness testimony, and look for evidence of trucking company negligence or truck driver fatigue.

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Peyton Law Firm, P.L.L.C.
2801 First Avenue
P.O. Box 216
Nitro, WV 25143-1602

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