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Month: April 2021

Tired Eyes: Investigating Commercial Driver Fatigue

Posted on April 23, 2021 in Commercial Truck Accidents

Whether you are investigating a wreck for a client injured by a tractor-trailer or advising a motor carrier client on industry best practices, it would be wise to study the motor carrier’s approach to managing driver fatigue.  Driver fatigue continues to be a growing problem and safety threat to everyone on the roadway.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), driver fatigue or sleep deprivation is a contributing factor in nearly 100,000 motor vehicle wrecks and 1,500 deaths each year in the United States.  The commercial trucking industry largely contributes to this problem. Studies have shown that driver… read more