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Department of Transportation Pulls Sleep Apnea Rule for Trucking Industry

Posted On August 28, 2017 In Truck Accidents

The US Department of Transportation has halted the implementation of its proposed obstructive sleep apnea screening rule for commercial drivers. If this rule had been implemented by the FMCSA, an agency within the Department of Transportation, then it may have helped identify and treat commercial drivers with the condition. Commercial truck drivers with untreated obstructive continue reading

Are Rear-Guards Strong Enough to Prevent Truck Underride Accidents?

Posted On August 7, 2017 In Truck Accidents

Truck accidents are a devastating force of destruction on roads across the country. However, truck underride accidents are particularly gruesome and much more likely to result in fatalities. An underride accident occurs when a vehicle is forced underneath the truck’s cabin. During these accidents, occupants in passenger vehicles can be decapitated and killed. This may continue reading

Can Electronic Logging Devices Reduce Truck Accidents Caused by Fatigued Driving?

Posted On August 2, 2017 In Truck Accidents

Federal and state hours of service rules help prevent truck accidents caused by fatigued driving. These rules set limits for how long intrastate and interstate truckers can drive. For example, interstate drivers operating property-carrying trucks that weigh 10,001 or more pounds cannot drive for more than 11 hours within a 14-hour shift. Truckers must record continue reading

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