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Sleep apnea rule for truckers is withdrawn

A notice was issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that stated the rule for establishing sleep apnea criteria for commercial truckers would be withdrawn. This means that truckers in Pennsylvania and the rest of the United States will still be governed by the existing, confusing policy for determining if drivers should be tested for sleep apnea.

3 things to consider before accepting a trucking insurance settlement

If you or your loved one is in a truck accident, the chances are good there are serious injuries or even deaths to cope with. In fact, according to the statistics from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, in 2015, over 20 percent of trucking accidents resulted in injuries and/or fatalities. Therefore, it is critical that victims and their families understand their rights and options regarding compensation.

Sleep apnea and truck drivers: a deadly combination

Millions of people in the U.S. suffer from a condition called sleep apnea, which is a disorder that causes pauses in breathing when a person is sleeping. Sufferers are often awoken dozens of times at night because of these pauses, which means they are not well rested. When a person is sleep deprived, he or she may not be fit to operate a motor vehicle.

Keep on truckin': Unsafe commercial driver behavior is dropping

As passenger vehicle accidents spike, commercial drivers are taking an unsuspecting turn. Data from 2016's Operation Safe Driver Week shows that commercial drivers are showing better behavior on the roads. This is a good sign for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers and everyone who shares the road.

Tractor trailer rolls on top of pickup in Jackson Township

Early Monday morning in Jackson Township, Butler County, a frightening scene unfolded when a tractor trailer rolled on top of a pickup truck, trapping the drivers inside their vehicles.  This accident occurred at the intersection of Little Creek Road and Seneca School Road at approximately 8:15 am.  The tractor trailer, driven by Russell Donaldson, of Jackson Center, was attempting to make a turn onto Seneca School Road when it tipped over and landed on top of a Chevy Silverado driven by James McNally of Jeannette.

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