Are truck drivers restricted from driving too many hours?

Yes, but this is still one of the most common issues in the trucking industry. Federal regulations were created to keep fatigued drivers off the road by limiting the number of hours that they can drive consecutively, but many drivers violate these regulations to make stiff deadlines. Statistics have proven that truck drivers who are behind the wheel more than eight consecutive hours are more than twice as likely to crash. As a result, truck drivers are required by law to keep logbooks that record their mileage along with the exact number of miles that they have driven. Our firm can help you examine this logbook and determine whether driver fatigue played a role in your accident or not.

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