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What are hours-of-service regulations?

On Behalf of | Nov 4, 2021 | Truck Accidents

The trucking industry is a significant contributor to the economy, and we all rely on long-haul trucks to deliver goods on time. While they are a necessary part of society, big rigs can be dangerous if the various rules regulating the trucking industry are not followed. 

Among the regulations that trucking companies and drivers must follow is the hours-of-service regulations. Given the hectic schedule that truckers operate under, fatigue may creep in, and that’s where these regulations come in. They regulate the maximum number of hours that a driver is supposed to be behind the wheel.

How does fatigue affect road safety?

Fatigue is a considerable risk factor for long-haul drivers. Reports state that drowsy driving is almost similar to drunk driving, and tired drivers pose a risk to themselves and other road users. With fatigue, a driver may not react as fast to avert an accident, and they may switch lanes haphazardly without regard for other motorists or road users. This is why truckers are required to log their operating hours

Are you a victim of a truck accident?

You are entitled to adequate compensation for the injuries you suffered if the other driver was negligent by violating the hours of service set by law (or in any other way).

Learning more about the aspects of personal injury laws that will affect your case will help you anticipate anything along the way. In addition, it will help you protect your legal rights.