Commercial Truck Driving Rules
It is reported and statistics have shown that an average of 3,500 people die due to large trucks and buses every year in America only, so you can imagine what the data would be for the whole world. The accidents that occur are not intentional but it does mean we should not try and prevent them from happening. To make sure that the roads are safe all the time, rules and regulations should be set aside to control the movement and driving of commercial trucks. Once a commercial truck is involved in an accident it can lead to a high number of losses including life and property. The following are commercial truck drivers’ rules that have been implemented to help stop the menace that is taking away the lives of so many people:
1. A driver operating any commercial vehicle or truck is required by the law to have at least a break of 30 minutes or more in the course that they have been driving for more than 8 hours. As a driver you should be resting so as to rejuvenate yourself for the next trip.
2. Each driver is allowed the use of the restart provision once a week. This enables you to get total rest after every 7 days.
3. A driver is allowed two night-time restarts. This restarts act as resting periods from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. and this includes at least 34 hours of duty consecutively.
With the following rules adhered to, the drivers get enough time to rest every time before getting on the road. This has helped in reducing the rate of accidents caused by commercial vehicles, especially accidents related to fatigue and falling asleep at the wheel. There is no need to hurry to make money, make sure you get enough rest, you might be saving someone’s life and even your own life.