The 411 on 18-Wheeler Trucking Accidents
UNITED STATES – According to an online article at luminantalytics.com,there are several causes of trucking accidents which include impaired, fatigued, inexperienced and distracted drivers. Recent federal laws have attempted to address these issues but they have had mixed results.*
There are regulations that set a limit on the number of hours that a trucker can drive within a 24-hour period. These have been challenged by drivers and the trucking industry alike. Many drivers are compensated based upon mileage, which provides them with an incentive to driver farther and longer, despite regulations to the contrary.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association makes it illegal for bus drivers and truckers to text and use hand-held mobile devices while operating a motor vehicle. However, policing such behavior and preventing it have proven difficult. Drunk driving laws have been in place for several years, but the trucking industry is now facing issues surrounding the use of marijuana. The legalization of marijuana is supported by over 62% of Americans. Medical marijuana also presents certain challenges because some states allow for it and require employers to make accommodations in this regard for employees while others do not.
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