FMCSA to Decrease Fatigued Truck Driving by Mandating Electronic Logs

Last month, the truck driver accused of crashing into a limo van carrying comedian Tracy Morgan and his driver pled not guilty to charges of vehicular homicide and aggravated assault in connection with the well-publicized trucking accident. Federal investigators have suggested that the truck driver had gone with no sleep for 28 hours prior to the accident, which left Morgan seriously injured and in critical Read More

FMSCA Requires Truckers to Switch to Electronic Logs within 2 Years

By 2017, commercial truckers and bus drivers in the U.S. will have to be using electronic logging devices – not paper logs – to record their driving and on-duty time. This is according to a new Final Rule that regulators at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), who are focused on enhancing compliance with hours-of-service (HOS) regulations. HOS regulations restrict the amount of driving truckers Read More

4 Most Common Types of Truck Crashes & Their Typical Causes

Truck accidents can occur nearly anywhere, at any time. When one of the following types of common truck crashes takes place, however, there are good chances that some type of negligence was involved. How Negligence Contributes to Common Types of Truck Accidents Here’s an overview of some of the more typical types of truck crashes that occur on U.S. roads and how negligence is commonly a factor in causing Read More

Driver Fatigue Contributed to Walmart Truck Accident Involving Tracy Morgan, NTSB Says

More than one year after the truck accident that left Actor Tracy Morgan with brain damage, officials at the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) have issued their report regarding the findings of their investigation into this collision. Background on the Deadly Truck Accident In June 2014, Actor Tracy Morgan and a handful of his friends were riding in a limo bus on the New Jersey Turnpike. While the limo bus Read More