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US Congress May Weaken Big Truck Safety Rules

June 08 2016 | Blog
  • Jun 08, 2016

    Legislation that’s currently making it’s way through Congress could be bad news for Americans sharing roadways with commercially operated Big Trucks.

    According to the proposed changes, commercial truck drivers could see the cap on the hours they can work per-week rise from 70 to nearly 80 hours. On top of that increase, drivers could also lose protections that give them the ability to request two days off in a row within the same week.

    More hours on the road will help trucking companies make more money, but it will almost certainly lead to more tired drivers on the road.

    While everyone at Hughes & Coleman has great respect for the critical job Big Truck drivers do every day, we are also acutely aware of how easy it is for them to be pushed beyond established safety limits by the demands of their work.

    When those lines are crossed, innocent families can be injured or killed.

    Over the past 30-plus years, we’ve helped thousands of families dealing 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 can give you the knowledge to stay safe the next time you’re on the road.

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