At Donaldson Law, LLC, our commercial truck accident attorneys in Denver, Colorado understand that the first line of defense in avoiding semi-truck collisions lies squarely with the truck driver and their trucking company. Local, national, and international truck drivers must obey stringent regulations and safety standards put forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, including hours of service requirements. Trucking companies must also do their part by maintaining their fleets for safe travel, hiring and retaining licensed and qualified truck drivers, and completing background checks along with periodic drug, alcohol, and behavioral screenings to ensure not only compliance but the safety of the general public. Even when each of these conditions is met, we can all still do more to avoid traffic collisions involving commercial trucks. Here’s how.