Split sleep schedule proves beneficial for truckers

By | Truck Accidents

While a solid eight or more hours of sleep continues to be the optimal choice for all, a recent study shows a split schedule of sleep is more beneficial than a solid stretch of sleep during the daytime hours. This study may specifically interest those in the truck driving industry, or those who drive tractor-trailers in Tennessee as well as other states, because they are under strict regulations regarding sleep hours. While these regulations are intended to increase safety for everyone on the roadways and reduce the number of truck accidents, the study’s results may show that changes should be…

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Amtrak-semi accident that killed six blamed on distracted driver

By | Truck Accidents

A collision between a tractor-trailer and an Amtrak train last year that killed six people has been found to have been likely caused by the truck driver, who was killed in the crash. Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board discovered that his vehicle had bad brakes and that the driver had racked up a record of speeding infractions prior to the fatal truck accident which shocked people in Tennessee who saw reports of the incident. They also believe that the driver was distracted. Officials speculated that he simply didn’t see the oncoming train as a result of one of…

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NHTSA Investigating Jeep Fire Hazards

By | Motor Vehicle Accidents

A Tennessee State Trooper narrowly escaped death earlier this month after his cruiser was hit by a flatbed truck. The accident occurred shortly before 3 a.m. on March 13. The trooper had just completed a traffic stop and was parked on the shoulder of Interstate 40 while he filled out paperwork. All of a sudden, he was struck by a large truck traveling at a high rate of speed. Authorities say the accident was directly related to truck driver fatigue. Apparently, the truck driver was either asleep or very drowsy. He has been charged with felony aggravated assault and reckless…

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