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U.S. Department of Transportation Sets New Rules on Truck Driving Hours to Improve Safety

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently announced new federal regulations to reduce trucker fatigue and improve the safety of other drivers. The regulations went into effect July 1, 2013. The regulations will cut the average work week from 82 to 70 hours for truck drivers, which will only impact [...]

Truck Accident Statistics – Important Data on Truck Crashes

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a division of the USDOT, truck accident data for 2008 is available and includes the following important information: One out of nine traffic deaths in 2008 resulted from a collision involving a large truck 380,000 large trucks (>10,000 lbs.) were involved in accidents out of [...]

TRUCK DRIVER DISTRACTED DRIVING | TEXTING WHILE DRIVING LAWS

The explosion of handheld devices, cell phones, computer tablets, and other similar electronic devices in the past decade has lead to a major rise in accidents and fatalities on our roadways. Compounding this problem has been the increased use of these devices by commercial [...]