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2017 Saw a Troubling Increase in Trucking Accident…  

semi truck driving at sunset | Increase in Trucking Accident FatalitiesAccording to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2017 saw the largest increase in trucking accident fatalities in 29 years. According to many in the trucking industry, this increase in trucking accident fatalities may be tied directly to drivers’ resistance to federal trucking rules mandated in recent years.  Many truck drivers are breaking the federal rule that requires a rest break after eight straight hours of driving. Why are these drivers breaking “rest break” rules? Pressure to deliver their loads quickly may be partly to blame. (more…)