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Driver Fatigue Causes Accidents

Garcia & Artigliere

Unfortunately, too many truck drivers continue to drive when they are exhausted. Most trucking companies pay their drivers when he or she makes delivery. Did you know that 40% of truck accidents are because of driver fatigue? The Federal government prohibits a driver from driving more than 10 hours but some drivers do not abide by that law. A driver must rest for 8 hours after driving 10 hours.

Many drivers conceal their true driving hours in their logbooks – they exceed their allowable driving hours but do not write them down. The more hours a trucker drives, the more risk he or she is taking and the more risk of an accident happening.

Truckers do not want to take the time for a break; they want to deliver their cargo; they want to be paid. There would be fewer accidents if truckers took the time to rest.

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