Should I sue the company if they had me drive a flatbed truck under false pretenses?

My company let me drive a flat bed truck with a long trailer from FL to TX. I asked

before leaving if I needed to stop at weight station; I was told no since I wouldn’t be overweight. Also, I had a paper that said drive 14 hours, stop for 6, and continue on. Well I drove 989 miles reaching TX much sooner then they thought. I picked up a car and a van and headed back without issues until I reached MS/AL border passing a weight station in MS right before crossing into AL I had a cop after me so I stop. Officer asked me why I didn’t stop so i told him what i knew the whole way. He asked for

Asked on December 16, 2016 under General Practice, Florida


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

No, you cannot sue them: it is your legal responsibility to make sure that you have the correct license (or certification, etc.) for whatever it us you are doing. The law holds each person responsible for knowing what they can and cannot do. Since this was your legal responsibilty, not that of your company, they are not liable.

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