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One of the biggest problems the trucking industry faces is the lack of rule enforcement. Overworked drivers, improper truck inspections and over-weighted loads are three of the most common causes of trucking accidents. Georgia truck crashes occur frequently because of the highways that run across the state.
Kalka & Baer has handled numerous Georgia truck crash cases. One such truck accident happened on I-75 when a truck collided with our client’s vehicle. The crash was caused by a tire blowout form the truck’s tire tread being way too low. After proving that the driver did not properly inspect the truck tires, the case was settled in our client’s favor to compensate our client for damages and injuries sustained in the truck crash.
Trucking is a difficult job and drivers need to be cautious even before they even get into a tractor-trailer. Trucking companies should reward drivers for being safe, rather than encourage them to drive more than legally allowed.
As of December 2011, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Society and Association (FMCSA) ensures a new rule that revises driver rest time to improve trucking safety on the road. The changed rule sets a new standard for hours-of-service (HOS) safety requirements for commercial truck drivers.
Every commercial truck driver and company must comply with the new HOS by July 1, 2013. Those drivers and/or companies who violate the new regulations can face harsh penalties, including serious fines.
This final HOS rule is a culmination of an extensive industry and public effort dedicated to improving the safety of all roadways.