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Startup develops app to monitor truck driver fatigue

Each year, thousands of commercial trucks travel on Florida's roadways to deliver cargo. Unfortunately, some of these big rigs become involved in truck accidents because their drivers are drowsy. To help reduce such incidents, a software startup company has developed a mobile application that measures a truck driver's fatigue.

What to expect from a truck accident settlement

Truck accident victims in Florida will want to know what their options are when it comes to receiving damages. They can go through the civil court with a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible trucking company or strive for an informal settlement. While a settlement will bring in less than what a successful suit would award, it could still cover past medical expenses, lost income during the physical recovery and pain and suffering.

2018 International Roadcheck to focus on hours compliance

Florida readers may be interested in learning that the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's International Roadcheck will take place on June 5, 6 and 7 in 2018. The aim of the annual event is to promote road safety by increasing enforcement of bus and truck safety regulations throughout North America.

The danger of truck driver fatigue

Researchers estimate that every year, more than 100,000 accidents in Florida and across the U.S. are caused by drowsy driving. Fatigue can affect anyone, but it's most often found in commercial truck drivers. This is especially bad news because truck accidents usually lead to catastrophic or fatal injuries.

Sleep apnea testing for truck drivers challenged in court

Trucking accidents can be frightening for drivers on the roadways in Florida. Because a collision with a big rig can lead to severe injuries, major property damage and even death, safety concerns are magnified when it comes to these massive vehicles. One of the threats to trucking safety is the phenomenon of truck driver fatigue. Drowsy drivers can easily become dangerous drivers, dozing off behind the wheel or losing control when hazardous situations emerge.

Trucking group wants to change driver service hours rules

A trucking association is petitioning the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to change service hours regulations for truck drivers in Florida and across the United States. The proposed changes would do away with a required 30-minute rest break and replace it with a rule that lets drivers pause their service clock to get a longer break.

FMCSA to survey truck drivers on excessive commuting

Florida readers may be interested to learn that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration intends to conduct a survey regarding truck drivers who engage in "excessive commuting." A notice of the survey was published in the Federal Register on Nov. 27, and the agency is seeking public comments until Jan. 26, 2018.

Large trucks and buses can be a danger on the road

Florida drivers may have extra concern on the roadways when navigating around large trucks and buses. The sheer size of those vehicles can be dominant, and many people know that a crash with a large truck or bus can be particularly devastating. Keeping some safety tips in mind on the road can help to ensure a safe, shared roadway with cars, trucks and buses.

New technology could reduce truck accidents

According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, video technology could prevent up to 63,000 large truck accidents per year. In 2015, trucks driving on Florida and other state roads were involved in over 400,000 accidents. Those crashes resulted in over 4,000 deaths and more than 116,000 injuries. The study took place over a period of 15 months and looked at the cost and safety benefits of adding several different types of technology into large trucks.

How to safely share the road with large trucks

Florida motorists may not relish the thought of driving next to a large truck. However, there are ways that they can safely share the road with them. For instance, drivers should resist the urge to speed up and get in front of a truck if it starts to drift into their lane. In most cases, the truck won't be able to slow down in time to avoid an accident.

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