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How many hours can a trucker work?

Most people in Louisiana have what one might call a reasonable fear of being involved in an accident with a big rig. Semi trucks are so large that anyone in any type of standard passenger vehicle would be at a serious disadvantage in a crash. Motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians have even less protection and stand to face even more serious consequences if hit by a commercial truck. Fatigue is a commonly known factor in some large truck crashes but there are strict rules in place by the federal government designed to minimize this risk.

Older truck drivers see increase in crashes

In Louisiana and across the country, accidents involving commercial trucks can be deadly. With heavy trucks traveling at high speeds, it might be a surprise to learn that big rig drivers are growing steadily older, making some worry about how safe that makes the roads.

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