Many stretches of I-10 are boring to drive along. Long-haul truckers who must drive this route might find the highway mesmerizing. This isn't a good thing. It is one of the factors that can lead to accidents that cause fatalities or injuries. In fact, there are many factors that contribute to trucker fatigue. Looking into these is imperative if you suffer injuries in a semitruck crash. The underlying cause of the crash could prove to be a key point in your claim.
When most people worry about vehicular collisions, they imagine an accident occurring between their vehicle and another private passenger vehicle. For thousands of Americans every year, however, the accident actually takes place between their vehicle and a larger commercial truck. Commercial trucking accidents represent a serious concern for those on the roads and expressways. Their overall size and weight make them capable of causing a massive amount of property damage, as well as catastrophic personal injuries, even including death of those in the other vehicle.
Board members of the Medical Review Board of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), are recommending that men and women truck drivers who meet certain criteria be tested for sleep apnea. The test hopes to identify and help treat truck drivers who could suffer from this sleep condition. The board believes that this can help reduce the number of accidents caused by drivers falling asleep at the wheel.