In an effort to prevent trucking accidents, truck drivers are now required to install electronic logging devices (ELD) on their engines to monitor the amount of time they spend on the road. However, livestock truckers are exempt from ELD regulations because of recent lobbying efforts in the agricultural industry. This presents a safety concern for many drivers.
Understanding the difference between large trucks and your vehicle can help you to stay safer on Arkansas roadways. You can better interact and respond to a semi, which will keep you out of danger and allow everyone to share the road. According to Nationwide, the differences are all related to the size of the vehicles, which means large trucks have different requirements than your car.
After having been involved in an accident with a semi-truck in Hot Springs, your first thoughts are likely centered the personal toll the collision has exacted on your life. Once you have processed that, you may start questioning the actions that led up to your accident. How is that a truck driver, who is typically required to undergo extensive training before getting behind the wheel, could have driven in such a way as to cause a collision? Could the long hours on the road have left him or her fatigued? We here at the Tapp Law Firm have seen enough of such accidents to know that is often a factor.