Federal trucking regulations are intended to help keep trucking safe on our streets and highways. The Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) has its own rules and regulations that specify allowable weight, length and other characteristics of 18 wheelers that operate in our state.
Government regulations and industry standards alike specify how many hours a truck driver is allowed to be on the road before stopping to rest. Lack of sleep can be considered a driver error. Driver fatigue resulting from too many hours driving and too few hours sleeping puts everyone on the highway at risk. The truck driver’s log is supposed to record actual hours of driving and resting to help document safe operation of the truck.
If you were injured in a truck accident, the sooner you contact a lawyer, the more likely it is that the driver’s log can be recovered and analyzed in a timely manner. Truck drivers are only required to preserve their logs for so long. Waiting to begin an investigation may be a big mistake. A negligent truck driver’s fatigue may go undiscovered if the log is not obtained quickly.
Call 866-668-7179 or e-mail the law offices of Jacobs & Jacobs to discuss your injuries or a loved one’s wrongful death in a trucking accident in Connecticut. If you are unable to come to our office, we are willing to come to your hospital room or home. We are ready to begin the investigation as soon as you and our attorneys make the commitment to work together. If truck driver fatigue was a factor, you deserve to know.