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Trucker drivers' hours of service must be recorded in driving log

When Denver residents get behind the wheels of their cars, their ability to drive for as long as they want is generally limited only by their levels of focus and energy. This is not the case for truck drivers, however, who, in most cases, must comply with hours of service limitations. Hours of service driving limits can cut off the number of hours that truck drivers are behind the wheels of their rigs even if they think they feel well enough to continue.

What rules are there about truck drivers' qualifications?

Denver residents share the road with lots of trucks each day. Trucks are necessary in bringing goods to and from Colorado but they can be considered an obstacle. If a driver is involved in a truck accident that involves a large truck, it can cause serious injuries or even death. With this in mind, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has set regulations for drivers of these big rigs.

Why truck accidents are often catastrophic

Many of us are on the roads so often that we may take trucks for granted. There is no doubt that trucks play an enormous role in our society, transporting everything from furniture and appliances, construction, supplies and almost all the food and produce we see on the grocery shelves each and every. But if you step back and consider that nearly every aisle of every store is stocked with products that were brought to the store via truck, you can see that adds up to a lot of product.

Truck drivers susceptible to dangerous sleep disorder

We all know that fatigue can wreak havoc on our physical and cognitive abilities. As such, it's never a good idea to drive when we are overly tired. But unfortunately, truck drivers are often under great pressure to get their loads delivered in a timely manner and may forgo getting the rest they need to stay while sharp behind the wheel.

Truck accident becoming more prevalent on our roads

When driving, do you clutch the steering wheel a bit tighter when in proximity to a big rig truck? If so, that likely means you have a justifiable anxiety about having to share the roads with these mammoth vehicles. It takes only a glance to see that a collision with a truck could have devastating consequences.

Differences between passenger car and heavy truck

Heavy trucks are not just a larger version of a passenger car. Understanding what can make semis so dangerous can help you avoid serious accidents on the road. Large trucks are involved in as much as one-tenth of highway deaths. There are a few major reasons for this.

New speed-limiting regulations may reduce truck accidents

Few people feel safe when traveling on the highway alongside a big rig. Some drivers may hold their breath as the trucks pass or even avoid the interstates altogether. The presence of tractor trailers is intimidating to many drivers because of the frequency of truck accidents and the catastrophic damage they can cause. However, a proposed federal trucking regulation is aimed at reducing accidents and saving lives.

Family of 5 en route to Colorado killed by truck

Big dreams were in front of a family of five on their way to Colorado. The mother and father were both in their late twenties, with three young and beautiful children to be proud of. The youngest child was only a couple of months old. The family was on their way to learn a language as well as learn to assimilate to life in a new culture, because after their stop in Colorado they were on their way to Japan where they were committed to working as Christian missionaries.

Truck driver faces four counts of manslaughter

It really is disconcerting to have to share the highway alongside semi trucks. If you have ever been anywhere near an 18-wheeler when it has a tire blowout, you have probably felt true terror. Not only is a blown tire on a semi loud, it can be life-threatening to the comparatively minuscule vehicles around it.

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