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Trump Decision Could Increase Truck Accidents

24057965985_d7138e3ddf_z.jpgIt seems like common sense that we don't want truck drivers and train operators falling asleep on the job. These workers operate massive machines, and often work long, irregular hours. One wrong move can cause catastrophic train and truck accidents. But last week, President Trump and the Department of Transportation withdrew a proposal to test truckers and train operators for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a sleep disorder that is becoming increasingly common and has led to a recent uptick in trucking accidents. Perhaps somewhere there is an explanation for why this proposal was withdrawn that makes sense but I don't know what it could be. 

Causes of Truck Accidents: Drowsy Driving

18-wheeler trucks and tractor trailers are large, heavy vehicles that cause serious destruction if a driver loses control. Countless car accidents occur every year, but a truck accident is often different. When a commercial truck collides with a passenger vehicle, the results can be catastrophic--even deadly.

What Are Truck "No-Zones"?

The commercial trucking industry has boomed over the last few years. With the increase in shipping demands, more and more large trucks are on highways than ever before. While this may seem like a good thing for the economy, it can be a very dangerous thing for the average driver. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 333,000 commercial trucks were involved in accidents in 2012. A large number of these truck accidents often lead to serious property damage and injuries for occupants of smaller passenger vehicles.

The Proposed Truck Safety Act: What You Need to Know

Truck accidents are one of the leading causes for roadway related deaths in our country. With the growing need for transportation for goods, it doesn't seem like the commercial trucking industry is going to slow down any time soon. In response to countless deadly accidents that have been caused by truck drivers, many have called for changes to the rules regulating commercial truck driving.

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