Rockport Commercial Trucker Driver Fatigue
Truck driver fatigue is one of the most common causes of commercial truck driving accidents on Texas roads and highways. This problem is contributing to hundreds of accidents that occur each year. There are many regulations that have been established because of the number of accidents and the sever injuries that they cause. Commercial truck drivers falling asleep at the wheel contributes to most accidents. The commercial truck driver's main concern is to get their cargo to its destination on time. Sometimes, the driver believes that this means sacrificing mandating sleep and resting breaks in order to meet deadlines. If you or a family member have been involved in an accident caused by a truck driver who feel asleep at the wheel contact the attorneys at Carabin and Shaw we can help.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has implemented Hours of Service (HOS) regulations in attempt to prevent commercial truck driving accidents on our Texas roads. Some of the rules in place require commercial truck drivers to drive a maximum of 11 hours but only after they have been off duty 10 consecutive hours. The 14-Hour limit states that a commercial truck driver may not drive beyond the 14th consecutive hour after coming on duty following the 10 consecutive hours of being off duty. The 60 to 70 hour on duty limit requires that commercial truck drivers not drive after 60 to 70 hours on duty in a 7 to 8 consecutive day period. Although these rules have been in place accidents are still occurring everyday.
If you or your loved one has been involved in an accident involving a commercial truck driver and you suspect that the cause of the accident was due to the truck driver falling asleep or being fatigued contact us today via email, or by phone at 361.790.7788 day or night, we can help you.Free consultation ▪ Se Habla Español ▪ Contact us day or night: 361.790.7788