Nearly 3.5 million truck drivers fill America’s roads and serve as an integral part of the nation’s economy. Unfortunately, truck accidents pose a significant risk to other motorists and pedestrians. Truck accidents are much more dangerous than typical passenger car crashes, due to their bigger size and weight.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 7600 Western Star and International tractors have being recalled. The recalls have been made on two separate occasions by both Daimler Trucks North America and Navistar.
Driving a truck involves a great deal of skill, loads of responsibility for the safety of others and yourself, but most importantly – good common sense. Keeping safe on the road is the single most defensive driving tactic you can take and one of the keys to keeping your insurance rates low.
Brian Babin proposed The Responsible and Effective Standards for Truckers (or just REST) Act on March 29, which would allow truck drivers one daily break each shift of up to three consecutive hours
A new federal bill has been introduced, that recognizes commercial drivers as young as 18. The bill has been heavilly applauded by the The American Trucking Associations (ATA). Up until the bill, the age limit for truck drivers was 21.