In Maryland and natiowide, commercial trucking and eighteen wheeler crash deaths and injuries are on the decline and common sense federal rules and regualtions play an important role. Driver fatigue often plays an important role in tractor trailer crashes and consquently strict but sensible regulations are in place to reduce driver fatigue crashes. http://www.maryland-law.com/library/crash-occupant-safety-how-does-nhtsa-know-what-saves-lives.cfm

The basics can be found at: http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/rules-regulations/truck/driver/hos/fmcsa-guide-to-hos.pdf.

Different maximum consecutive driving hours rules  apply to commercial trucks carrying property as opposed to motor coaches carrying passengers. The basic rules of thumb, can be found at http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/rules-regulations/truck/driver/hos/hos-faqs.asp 

If you are injured in a crash involving a tractor trailer, eighteen wheeler or commercial truck, contact us at: http://www.maryland-law.com/practice_areas/maryland-car-accident-attorney-md-truck-lawyer-pg-county.cfm

 
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