Category Archives: Truck Accident
Mostly because there are more large trucks, and heavier large trucks, on the road than ever before, the number of truck accidents has increased 48 percent since 2009. There are more trucks because more people are buying more things. Pretty much every item for sale in the Tampa Bay area, from a new car… Read More »
The truck driver shortage is reaching crisis proportions. In 2020, there were 80,000 fewer drivers to haul and ever-increasing amount of cargo. As a result, many truckers are new and have little experience behind the wheel. These drivers must not only operate massive vehicles. They must also navigate through unfamiliar areas, typically using a… Read More »
Hours of Service Rules Are Amended (Relaxed) for Truck Drivers: Will It Result in More Accidents On the Roads?
In May, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration released its final rule amending the hours of service for commercial motor vehicles (truck) drivers, ultimately relaxing requirements that were put in place years ago to limit the number of hours truck drivers could drive before taking breaks in order to reduce driver… Read More »