A trucking company which was recently involved in a tractor trailer roll over accident has a history of violating trucking safety regulations. Truck drivers are responsible for inspecting the load that they are carrying to ensure that it is loaded properly and is stable. The purpose of this requirement is to make sure that the trailer does not roll over while the load is in transit. A trailer roll over poses a serious safety hazard to the truck driver and other motorists on the road who may be struck by the trailer or the load or who may close on the trailer so quickly that they cannot avoid crashing into it.The trucking companty involved in the Maine accident was also sued for an accident in Virginia in which the tractor-trailer crossed the center line while carrying a load which was 37,000 pounds overweight in a trailer that had defective brakes. The other driver in that accident was killed, and his family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit.Trucking companies are required to follow the requirments of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. Further, they are required to train their drivers in the regulations and monitor their compliance with these regulations. One thing that we do as experienced Chicago trucking accident lawyers is to pull the safety profiles maintained by the FMCSA for each interstate motor carrier to see what their history is for serious safety violations. That provides us with a great deal of information about the true culture of the trucking company and its attitude towards the safety of other motorists on the road.