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March 2018 Archives

International Roadcheck slated for June

Commercial truck drivers in Louisiana probably know about the International Roadcheck, an annual inspection spree conducted nationwide over the course of three days in order to enforce commercial truck and bus safety guidelines. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has scheduled the 2018 International Roadcheck for June 5 to June 7 and has stated that its special focus this year will be on hours-of-service compliance.

Drunk driving can be fatal

For people on the roads in Louisiana, coming into contact with a drunk driver can lead to devastating consequences. Drunk driving accidents can cause severe personal injuries or even death. In fact, fatalities caused by drunk driving account for one-third of all traffic deaths in the United States. The effect of a crash can be accentuated by the type of injury that an accident victim suffers because serious injuries, like brain trauma, severe bleeding or damage to internal organs, can cause fatalities or long-term disabilities.

Truckers at high risk for drowsy driving

Drivers in Louisiana should know more about drowsy driving because every year, it is the factor behind an estimated 100,000 car accidents in the U.S. Drowsiness is known to impair one's ability to reason, judge, and react to situations. It also slows down one's reflexes. Drivers, like everyone else, cannot decide for themselves when they fall asleep, and all the energy they expend on staying awake only serves to take their attention from the road.

OOIDA wants court case to be reheard

Commercial truckers in Louisiana may be interested in learning that the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has asked the U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear its argument against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The organization is claiming that the federal agency unlawfully changed sleep apnea screening guidelines for truck drivers.