Outcomes of Truck Accidents

The most important thing when going behind the wheel of any motor vehicle is being safe and staying alert. But what are the major outcomes you could get from an accident of a commercial motor vehicle?

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Here are a few critical things that could occur:

  1. Insurance & Truck Repairs
  2. Possible Explosion – if a colliding compact car were to catch on fire –
  3. Rollover
  4. Possible Death or Critical Injuries to Yourself or Others

The biggest factor that created the December Mandate of 2017 was to require rest breaks to truckers in the hopes of resulting in less accidents due from falling asleep at the wheel which will potentially avoid more accidents and less likely for these critical outcomes to occur.

 

Source: “How Bad Can a Truck Accident Mess Up Your Car?” Trucker News, truckernews.com/how-bad-can-a-truck-accident-mess-up-your-car/.

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Hours of Service

In 2011, FMCSA – Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration – passed a rule for truck drivers on limitations and guidelines they need to follow in order to avoid violations – also known as – “Hours of Service.”

Per FMCSA, these are the stated guidelines:

  • All drivers have an 11-Hour Driving Limit:
    May drive a maximum of 11 hours after 10 consecutive hours off duty.
  • Per 14-Hour Limit:
    Drivers may not drive beyond the 14th consecutive hour after coming on duty, following 10 consecutive hours off duty. (Off-duty time does not extend the 14-hour period.)
  • Rest Breaks:
    May drive only if 8 hours or less have passed since end of driver’s last off (duty or sleeper berth period of at least 30 minutes.)
  • Sleeper Berth:
    Drivers using the sleeper berth provision must take at least 8 consecutive hours in the sleeper berth, plus a separate 2 consecutive hours either in the sleeper berth, off duty, or any combination of the two.

Sources: “Summary of Hours of Service Regulations.” Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, United States Department of Transportation, 30 Dec. 2013, www.fmcsa.dot.gov/regulations/hours-service/summary-hours-service-regulations.

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Check Out The Features from our All-In-One Application

The future of the logistics industry is here! With the FMCSA mandating all trucking companies to be compliant with electronic logging devices, Ezlogz presents a device that is more than just tracking your HOS.

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  • Multilingual ELD
  • Social Platform
  • Chat
  • Trip Planner
  • Point of Interest Maps
  • Document Center/Receipt Scanner
  • Violation Alerts
  • Recap
  • In Fleet Messanger
  • GPS Tracker – Maps
  • Fleet Management  
  • Driver Behavior Card
  • CB Radio
  • IFTA Calculation
  • Front and Back End Software
  • Vehicle Diagnostic
  • Weather
  • Diesel Pricing
  • Dispatch
  • Officer Inspection Mode
  • Offline Mode       
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Ezlogz Equals Ez-life

On December 2015, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published the final electronic logging device rule — or ELD Mandate – for every trucking company to be compliant by December 2017.

Ezlogz Inc, a superior All-in-One platform, are happy to present customers with an easy-to-use application connecting the logistics industry, and beyond.

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What you should really be asking yourself is “why not?”

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