One of my areas of practice is tractor trailer accident cases. So , I am always interested in reports on truck safety issues. There are medical rules for drivers established by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Adminstration, however the rules have not been revised since 2001.Truckers have been caught violating the medical rules in every state. A federal truck safety study discovered that cases where truck drivers fell asleep , suffered heart attacks , or were physically impaired were a leading cause of serious truck accidents across the country. Pilots have to take routine medical exams why not truckers who drive 70,000 pound trucks up and down the highway.
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