Common Causes | Hours and Overhours
The U.S. Department of Transportation regulates the number of hours a commercial truck driver may operate their vehicle. Hours of service regulations focus on when and how long a driver is allowed to drive their truck and how many total hours they can work before they are no longer permitted to drive a commercial motor vehicle. Once drivers have reached this limit they are no longer allowed to drive until they have been off duty for another 10 consecutive hours.
These regulations are put in place to help prevent fatigue related accidents. It’s important for driver safety, as well as, the safety for other cars on the road. A drowsy driver is a dangerous driver.
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