September 21, 2016

The Myth of Driver Shortage in the Trucking Industry

The trucking industry has long perpetrated the myth that it faces a shortage of drivers and the industry has fought back against hours of service (HOS) rules by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) that are designed to limit the number of hours each week a driver can spend on the road. While the industry claims these rules reduce the already low numbers of drivers, how true is this claim? The truth is there are thousands of drivers with CDL licenses throughout the country who do not work as truck drivers, not because they can’t get enough hours but...
September 14, 2016

Driver Fatigue: A Leading Cause of Truck Accidents in Delaware

Commercial vehicles account for a disproportionate amount of traffic accidents in Delaware and the size of these vehicles often contributes to very severe crashes, especially when a passenger vehicle is involved. While truck accidents can be caused by any number of factors, studies have found that a large share of these serious accidents are the result of truck driver fatigue. The link between driver fatigue and commercial truck accidents is not new, as the National Safety Council issued a report on the issue as early as 1935. Fatigue is an even greater problem today than it was nearly a century...