Truck driver fatigue is known to be one of the common causes of truck accidents in the United States. In order to prevent collisions caused by tired truckers, trucking companies and drivers alike are required to follow the federal rules for hours-of-service and keep track of the number of hours. However, truck companies and drivers alike often purposefully violate these regulations to meet deadlines faster and save money.
At Accident Attorneys, we can investigate your accident, collect evidence, attain professional assistance from accident reconstruction experts, and negotiate with insurance providers to help you recover your entitled compensation. With more than 75 years of collective experience, our Lancaster truck accident lawyers have a thorough understanding of California and federal trucking laws to help you navigate the legal complexities of these types of cases.
Fatigue typically happens because of long shifts and monotonous journeys on the road. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has set forth regulations which limit the number of hours driven on the road in order to lessen the chances of accidents, injuries, and fatalities involving massive commercial trucks. In addition, trucking companies and their drivers are required to keep track of logs to record hours worked.
Federal hours of service rules include the following:
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