Maryland Truck Driver Fatigue Lawyer Serving Baltimore And Towson
Truck drives and owners/operators are governed by regulations promulgated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. These regulations incorporate rules that effect about every part of the truck driver’s occupation from training to working conditions. One critical working condition that truck drivers and companies are loathe to follow for commercial reasons is the amount of hours of rest a truck driver is required to have between runs.
Shift Rules for Truck Drivers
The regulations limit truck drivers to:
- 11-hours per day of driving and a 14-hour work day.
- 70 hours work weeks
- Take a 30-minute break during the first eight hours of a shift.
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It does not take a genius to imagine that a fatigued driver is more likely to have a diminished capacity to react to changing conditions on the road. Therefore, the government put these rules in place to ensure truck drivers are performing at optimal capacity for the safety of all using our roads.
When drivers or truck companies flaunt these rules in pursuit of more profits they endangers all motorists. Studies have long shown that fatigued driving is dangerous driving. For more on fatigued driving read the drowsy driving page.
Do you think that you or a loved one was injured due to tired truck driver? I can investigate your concerns and if you have claim, pursue it for maximum recovery. Time is running out so do not wait to call.
Accomplished Columbia Truck Accident Attorney
At Joseph K. Githuku, LLC, I work tirelessly to investigate every aspect of the truck accident. I acquire the driving records to logbooks tracking the trucks travels and regulatory filings against the driver and/or owner.
In addition, it is important to review the truck maintenance history and the internal controls in place to prevent foreseeable harms such as tracking drivers time, inspections and trainings. No stone is left unturned. Getting fair compensation is never easy.
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