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Hours of service requirements for truck drivers

There are many rules that drivers must follow on the Florida roads. These rules are in place to help ensure that all drivers are safe while driving their vehicles. In addition to following the rules of the road, it is also important that they are not distracted while driving. This is especially true for truck drivers. Trucks can cause severe damage to other vehicles when in accidents and can seriously injure the other people involved in the truck accidents due to the size difference between trucks and the other vehicles on the road.

Due to this fact, the rules for truck drivers are much more stringent than those for the other drivers on the roads. One of these rules is that truck drivers are limited in how many hours they can drive in a day as well as in a week to help ensure they are not too tired when driving.

Truck drivers are only allowed to drive for a total of 11 hours a day, and these 11 hours must be completed within 14 hours of their last 10 hour break. In addition, every 8 hours, the driver must take at least a 30 minute break. They are also limited to 60 hours of driving in seven days and must take at least a 34 hour break before starting the next seven days.

A tired driver can be dangerous on the roads, and that is why truck drivers have restrictions on the number of hours they can work in a day. It is important that they are fully alert when driving. If they are not and cause an accident innocent victims may suffer devastating injuries. These injuries can permanently change their lives and can be very costly as well. They may not be able to work and therefore lose income. This in addition to the very expensive medical bills they may incur.

Unfortunately, there are many truck accidents in Florida each year. The victims often have severe injuries, which are costly both physically and financially. As such, the victims may be entitled to compensation from the truck driver and company. This compensation can be valuable and experienced attorneys may be a useful resource.

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