New Legislation Could Mean More Tired Big Truck Drivers

June 20th, 2016 | by RON BELL

New Legislation Could Mean More Tired Big Truck Drivers

A little known piece of legislation currently making it’s way through Congress could be bad news for millions of Americans sharing roadways with Big Trucks.

According to the proposed changes currently making their way through Congress, commercial truck drivers could see the mandatory limit on the hours they can work per-week rise from 70 to nearly 80 hours.

Additionally, drivers could also lose protections that give them the ability to request two days off in a row within the same week.
Longer hours on the road will likely boost revenue for commercial trucking companies, but it will almost certainly lead to more tired drivers on the road.

While everyone at Ron Bell Injury Lawyers respects the important role  Big Truck drivers play in our economy, we’re also acutely aware of how easy it is for them to be pushed beyond established safety limits by the demands of their employers.

When the overall safety of our roads is sacrificed for increased profits, innocent families can be injured or killed.

We’ve helped thousands of families deal with the devastation caused by Big Trucks. Holding these companies accountable is important to us, and we hope that keeping you aware of these kinds of dangers gives you the knowledge to stay safe the next time you’re on the road.

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