Should the Department of Transportation relax drive-time regulations for truckers?
Posted in Accident & Injury on July 26, 2019
How many hours should truckers be allowed to drive in a day? The Department of Transportation is in the process of easing the drive-time rules regulating how long truck drivers can work without rest. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Interstate Truck Driver's Guide to Hours of Service, long-haul drivers of commercial...
The Dangers of Untrained Semi-Truck Drivers
Posted in Accident & Injury on July 15, 2014
by Arthur Elk How are you behind the wheel of a moving truck? If you're like most people, you probably have to take extra precautions because you're a little unsteady at the wheel. Now imagine that you're driving an 18-wheeler and are trying to navigate 80,000 pounds of metal and cargo. That's about 16...
Arthur Elk: Common Causes of Trucking Accidents
Posted in Accident & Injury on December 9, 2013
By Arthur Elk The highways are filled with semi-trucks and tractor-trailers. Because of their large size and tremendous weight, semi-trucks are more prone to accidents than small passenger vehicles. As a car accident lawyer, I see cases like this all the time. When they occur, there is a huge risk of injury. Ironically, truck...
New Rules for Truck Drivers Spur Debate
Posted in Accident & Injury on July 24, 2013
The new hours-of-service rules reflect the administration’s concerns that truck drivers who do not get enough rest put other motorists at risk. Studies conducted by the FMCSA concluded that working long hours on a continuing basis can lead to chronic fatigue, a high risk of crashes, and a number of serious chronic health conditions...