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How the Hours of Service Impact Trucking Accidents

By DiBella Law Offices on July 15, 2020

It is widely known that driver fatigue is a serious issue in the trucking industry as more and more accidents are reported on the nightly news. Every driver understands that a lack of sleep can lead to a deadly collision, but this matter is exasperated for truck drivers who travel long-distances without breaks. To limit the dangerous practice of driving while tired, federal regulations enforced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) have imposed hours of service for commercial truck drivers. However, strict fines and legal action have not completely eliminated it, and truck drivers are still likely to be involved in serious or fatal accidents on Massachusetts’s roadways.

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Do Truck Drivers Have to Follow Special Rules on the Road?

By DiBella Law Offices on April 7, 2017

Commercial truck operators have specific regulations and compliance requirements that are dramatically different than those for private passenger vehicles. The industry is regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) with assistance from state entities for enforcement.

There are over 500,000 active interstate motor carriers in the U.S. One reason for national uniformity and rigid regulation is the potential impact these large vehicles can have on public safety. Most fatalities in large truck collisions are sustained by those in passenger vehicles. These trucks’ weight can be over 20 times that of a car’s. When loaded with freight, they require at least 20% more distance to reach a complete stop.

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Massachusetts Woman Killed in Freak Truck Accident

By DiBella Law Offices on May 18, 2015

Tractor-trailers perform an important function in this country’s economy. Because of their prevalence on the roadways of Massachusetts, it is important that all drivers are well-trained professionals who follow all regulations in place intended to preserve their safety as well as the safety of others they may encounter. A recent fatal accident demonstrates the potential implications of an error or miscalculation when driving one of these vehicles. Read the rest »

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