Posted on March 31, 2015 in Personal Injury
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced that it will publish its new rule regarding electronic logging devices (ELD) by September 30, 2015. The new rule will require commercial truck drivers to use electronic logging devices to record their hours behind the wheel.
The FMCSA mandate will ensure that commercial vehicle drivers comply with hours-of-service regulations. ELDs are expected to prevent about 1,400 commercial truck accidents each year by preventing commercial truck drivers from driving for an excessive length of time. Driver fatigue greatly increases the likelihood that a commercial truck driver will cause an accident.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a tractor trailer or other commercial vehicle, call New Jersey personal injury lawyers at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow & McElroy. Our experienced New Jersey truck accident lawyers can help you determine your best course of legal action for recovering compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
The New Jersey personal injury law firm of Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow & McElroy has locations in Edison, Toms River, and Red Bank, New Jersey. Call 732-777-0100 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced that it will publish its new rule regarding electronic logging devices (ELD) by September 30, 2015.