Ever since last week’s truck accident involving a celebrity, the trucking industry has been receiving a lot of attention. Here are some headlines you may have missed that are worth checking out:
Congressman demands black boxes in trucks – Currently you know travel logs are kept by hand when it comes to the trucking industry. A congressman is pushing for simple black box devices like those used in airplanes to record travel times and distances to ensure drowsy drivers are kept off the road.
Congresswoman wants to change trucking hours – There are new laws that limit when drivers and get in their trucks, how long they have to wait between trips, etc. Now people are looking to change those rules. More info on that here.
Some truckers question accident – The accident involving Tracy Morgan has been question by some as Wal-mart uses electronic logs for truckers and disallows them from driving over 11 hours.