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New Federal Regulation Mandates Truck Drivers to Electronically Record Hours Behind the Wheel

New Federal Regulation Mandates Truck Drivers to Electronically Record Hours Behind the Wheel

A new federal regulation that is now in motion will require truck drivers to log their driving hours, electronically, within the next two years. As of now, big-rig drivers record their personal hours of operation by paper records. The implementation of electronic recording is designed to create safer road conditions for drivers everywhere.

Many, including the American Trucking Association, believe this new regulation will promote safer driving amongst truck drivers by:

  • Preventing fatigued drivers from getting behind the wheel
  • Preventing serious truck accidents
  • Ensuring big rig drivers are fully alert when operating such large vehicles
  • Making it easier to manage complex rule regulations

On the other hand, some truck drivers are concerned this new regulation may cause harassment over their work hours. Nevertheless, many trucking companies have already begun using the new technology and report that this new method creates a less difficult management system.

Compassionate Representation for Truck Accident Victims

If you or someone you love sustained injuries in an accident involving a big-rig truck, it is crucial that you retain the legal advocacy you need to safeguard your rights and future. At The Daspit Law Firm, we are passionate about standing up for those injured in serious, detrimental events. When you contact our Houston truck accident lawyers, we will take the time to understand all the details involved with your case and determine who should be held liable for your damages. At our firm, we believe every accident victim deserves seasoned and experienced representation on his or her side of the courtroom. That is why we are here.

To discuss your case, contact our Houston truck accident attorneys right away. We won’t charge you a single penny unless we win your case.