Because long-haul trucking crosses state lines, many of the most important regulations governing the operation of massive commercial trucks is national in nature. These regulations are set by Congress or federal regulatory authorities.
But with deaths from truck accidents increasing sharply in recent years, attention on the role of Congress and trucking industry lobbyists has also been rising. And the results aren’t pretty.
Many of these regulations relate to driver fatigue, which is one of the most common causes of truck accidents. But the trucking industry is also working on increasing the amount of cargo an individual truck can carry, as well as decreasing the minimum age for a long haul commercial trucker.
Journalism like this does a true public service- informing Americans of what’s happening behind closed doors on an issue of extraordinary importance. We urge you to read it and understand the danger posed by poorly regulated commercial trucks on our highways.
If you’ve been hurt in a truck accident in the Atlanta, Georgia area, please call Lourie, Chance, Forlines, Carter & King, PC today at 404-760-7400 for a free consultation.