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Truck Drivers Falling Asleep at the Wheel

In 2006, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) recorded 4,321 tucking accident fatalities. Then, in 2007, they recorded 4,190 trucking accident fatalities and in 2008, they recorded an outstanding 4,229 truck related fatalities. Many of these fatalities can be attributed to driver fatigue and to the over 227.5 million miles traveled in 2008. To provide better safety on the road, it has been proposed that the hours of service regulation be increased; however, commercial trucking companies are fighting this proposed safety measure.

Trucking companies do not want to hire additional drivers or lose time on East Coast / West Coast truck runs. The new proposed rule would limit drivers to 10 to 11 hours of driving time following at least 10 consecutive hours off duty. Also, actual on truck driver on-duty time within the driving window would be limited to 13 hours. The trucking industry as a whole is concerned that the new hours of service regulations will limit productivity.

As Atlanta lawyers who represent truck accident victims, The Kalka Law Group is in favor of all proposed truck driver regulations that promote safety. Please contact The Kalka Law Group if we can be of further assistance.

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