Long haul trucks can be an imposing presence on the road, but that size can quickly become deadly. Things can get dangerous in an industry that requires drivers to commit to long hours to meet never-ending deadlines.
Fatigued truck drivers cause around 20% of all large trucking accidents. Trucking can be a demanding occupation, and when drivers push the limits, they may become too tired to operate vehicles that weigh over 10,000 pounds safely. If you’re involved in an accident with a truck and you suspect fatigue to be a factor, proving it can help you get the compensation you deserve.
Large trucks and large liability
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has regulations in place to deter drowsy drivers from hitting the road:
Fatigue can be costly, so knowing how it can contribute to negligence in your claim can be essential. Getting the compensation you need may rely on proving a tired operator is to blame for your accident.