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Truck Drivers Sleeping Rules

Truck drivers play an important part in keeping our commodities moving across the country, often covering great miles and enduring demanding schedules. A consistent sleep schedule is crucial to their safety and effectiveness.  This blog will examine the most essential legislation and standards governing truck drivers’ sleeping habits. Understanding these constraints is crucial for both driver and public safety.  From mandatory rest breaks to limiting driving hours, we’ll look at the regulations in place to keep truck drivers refreshed and alert on the road, ultimately leading to safer highways and more efficient operations.  Mandatory Rest Breaks for Truck Drivers Following these guidelines ensures that truck drivers take frequent breaks, minimizing the risk of accidents and improving their health and well-being.

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How Do Vehicles Roll Over

A car rollover accident occurs when a vehicle rolls over onto its side or roof. Sharp bends, high speeds, overloading, and vehicle design errors can all contribute to this. Rollovers are more likely with higher, narrower vehicles like SUVs and trucks, and they can cause serious injuries or even death. Driving at reasonable speeds, avoiding overloading the vehicle, and maintaining adequate tire maintenance are all preventative measures. Seat belts and airbags can assist reduce injuries in the case of a rollover. What are the Causes of Cars Rolling Over? A variety of variables can contribute to a car rollover, including: Risky Driving Speeding, making fast curves at high speeds, and abrupt lane changes are all examples of risky driving. These

The road trip car safety checklist for 2020

Here’s how a road trip car safety checklist can help keep you safe while traveling in 2020. One of the affects of COVID-19 has been a big decrease in air travel (TSA reported a 96% drop in April), and what looks like a corresponding increase in car travel. As families drive to campsites and parks across the country, the standard road trip car safety checklist just isn’t enough. I recently drove from Washington State to northern California. Before leaving on our journey, I thought a lot about how we could be prepared, knowing that it would be difficult to stop (and, it was). I purchased a portable battery charger, a portable air pump, stocked a cooler and made sure that

Increasing speed limits will make highways more dangerous

Michigan’s 75 MPH speed limit has made its highways more dangerous, according to a new study. The state raised speed limits by 5 mph – from 70 mph to 75 mph –  on many of its rural highways in 2017. In 2018, crashes on those roads went up an astonishingly 17.2 percent, compared to just 3.4 percent statewide.  Other states have also seen more injuries and deaths in places where speed limits have increased. Since the nationwide 55-mph speed limit was abolished in 1995, 41 states have increased their speed limits to at least 70 mph on highways. Seven states allow vehicles to travel at 80-mph on some highways, and one stretch of Texas tollway has a posted speed of

3 important tips for safe driving during the holidays

It is anticipated that more than 104 million holiday travelers will drive to their destinations this holiday season. The National Safety Council estimates that 115 people may be killed and 13,100 seriously injured on roadways between 6 p.m. on December 24, and 11:59 p.m. on December 25. Estimates for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day car crashes are even higher. 5 p.m. December 31 through 11:59 p.m. Jan. 1, 2020: 163 people could be killed,  and another 18,600 seriously injured. Three common-sense reminders for safe holiday driving 1. Drive sober. Many of the car crashes over Christmas and New Year’s will be alcohol-related. The holidays are a festive times and many take the opportunity to celebrate with family and friends.

New “cover your load” commercial truck law proposed for 2020

On February 22, 2004, Maria Federici was blinded and nearly killed by a piece of particle board that flew out of a rented trailer, struck her windshield and hit her in the face. The driver of the vehicle pulling the trailer had been moving all day, and failed to properly secure the particle board in the trailer. At the time, there was no law addressing the consequences of poorly secured loads. The driver was merely cited for a traffic infraction and paid a small fine. Because of her daughter’s life-changing injuries and the lack of laws protecting the general public from unsecured loads, Maria’s mother, Robin Abel, became an activist for safety laws and began a fight for new and


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