Equipment regulations for ''big rig'' trucks

49 C.F.R. § 393.1 through 393.209 detail rules governing equipment, including lighting devices, reflectors, electrical equipment, brakes, windows, fuel systems, coupling devices, cargo securement devices, frames, wheels, suspension systems, steering, and various other categories of equipment.

Evidence of various violations of equipment regulations can support the plaintiff's case for liability and, in some instances, punitive damages.