Tag: hours of service

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July 7, 2016

A survey by MichiganAutoLaw.com finds that only 13% of Michigan residents approve of the trucking industries’ push to allow drivers to work 82 hours a week Courtesy: Rene Schwietzke/Flickr A majority of Michigan residents clearly want to keep truck safety standards intact. And Michigan residents also oppose efforts by the trucking industry to lower safety …

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July 24, 2015

And why the Hours of Service safety rule needs to be revisited by the FMSCA Truck driver fatigue is one of the most common causes of preventable truck accidents. In fact, more than 750 people die and 20,000 more are injured each year due directly to fatigued commercial vehicle drivers, according to the Federal Motor …

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February 11, 2012

Truck accident lawyer explains updated HOS rules for truckers The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has recently released new hours of service rules for truckers. To help prevent truck crashes caused by tired truckers, truck accident lawyers from throughout the country were pushing for a 10-hour drive limitation and a 48-hour restart provision at …

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July 21, 2011

Truck accident lawyer comments on new hours-of-service exemption for tired truckers carrying fireworks The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has decided to give nine trucking company members of the American Pyrotechnics Association exemption from its hours of service (HOS) regulations. This means that these trucking companies transporting fireworks are allowed to drive their trucks …

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