According to the Memphis Commercial Appeal, Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Senator Mark Pryor of Arkansas have introduced a bill requiring commercial trucks to have on-board recording devices to ensure truck drivers comply with hours-of-service rules.Â The Commercial Driver Compliance Improvement Act would require commercial trucks to have tamper-free recording devices that identify each driver and his precise location at all times. Currently, drivers can only drive for 11 of every 14 on-duty hours. Â Senator Alexander said existing regulations on hours are difficult to enforce since drivers keep manual logs.Â Alexander also said the electronic and neutral recording devices would save the government and truck drivers time, paper, and money.
Truck drivers are subject to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR), which mandate the amount of hours they can drive each day and require them to log their exact locations.Â If truck drivers do not follow these guidelines and regulations, they could be negligent and more likely to get in an accident. If you have been involved in a car accident with a truck on Interstate 55, or Highway 63 (Arkansas) or Interstate 40 or Interstate 240 (Tennessee), call the trucking accident lawyers at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz at 1-800-LAW-4004 or 901-683-7000 (Memphis), or 870-931-0500 (Jonesboro).Â Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz, also known as NST Law, has represented clients injured in trucking accidents in Arkansas and Tennessee for over twenty years.
At NST, our commercial trucking litigation attorneys have the resources to help clients obtain maximum damages for their trucking accident injuries. Due to the catastrophic injuries trucking and big rig accidents can cause, such as head or brain injury, broken bones, loss of limbs, and paraplegia, victims need lawyers with knowledge of national and local trucking rules and safety regulations.Â The lawyers at NST stay up to date with these laws in addition to the latest courtroom trends and litigation techniques.Â Your NST lawyer may consult with experts to determine if the truck driverâ€™s log is consistent with actual hours driven.Â Further, your NST lawyer can retain a forensic expert to recreate the scene of a crash in an attempt to prove the truck driverâ€™s negligence.Â Proving negligence allows a victim to receive maximum damages for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and permanent disability.
Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz is a large plaintiffâ€™s law firm that pursues damages for victims of trucking accidents in Arkansas and Tennessee.Â NST has offices in Arkansas (Jonesboro) and Tennessee (Memphis, Jackson, and Nashville) and handles trucking accident cases throughout these states.Â For a free consultation on your trucking accident injuries, call Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz at 1-800-LAW-4004, 901-683-7000 (Memphis), or 870-931-0500 (Jonesboro), or visit us at www.nstlaw.com.