According to the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), commercial vehicles are “used or maintained for the transportation of persons for hire, compensation, or profit.” Examples of commercial vehicles in San Diego County include:

  • Buses – when used to transport people for hire
  • “For hire” vehicles – taxis, limos and ambulances
  • Motor trucks – used to transport property
  • Multipurpose vehicles
  • Pickups
  • Tow trucks
  • Truck tractors
  • Water-well drilling rigs

If you have suffered an injury as a result of a commercial vehicle accident, contact Chula Vista Legal Center today at 619-564-4455. We are San Diego truck and car accident attorneys with a proven record of success in helping those who suffer from a serious injury, to receive the necessary medical attention, care and treatment you need, in addition to compensation for future care you may require.

FAQ’s About Big Rig/Commercial Vehicle Accidents


Q: What are the FMCSA Hours of Service (HOS) regulations in Chula Vista?

A: These are strict regulations that dictate how long the drivers of passenger-carrying vehicles and property-carrying vehicles may drive without a rest or “off-duty” time. The regulations are specific and must be adhered to, ensuring both public and driver safety.