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What are the primary reasons for truck driver fatigue in Illinois?

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More than 50 percent of all accidents caused by truck drivers can be blamed on truck driver fatigue. Unfortunately, a crash with a semi-truck can be devastating—even deadly. If you or a loved one has been in an accident with a trucker in Northern Illinois, The Fisk & Monteleone Law Firm is prepared to help you through the stressful process of determining the cause of the accident and negotiating a settlement or heading to trial.

Our Rockford truck accident lawyers regularly help those injured in semi-truck accidents and know from experience that truck driver fatigue is often a major factor. The primary causes of truck driver fatigue include:

  • Several days in which the truck driver does not get adequate sleep
  • Long drives entailing hours and hours on quiet roadways
  • Boredom and monotony
  • Driving at night instead of sleeping at night and driving during the day
  • Driver compensation corresponds directly with the number of deliveries
  • Lack of rest between shifts
  • Hot weather
  • Poor health

Despite U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Hours-of-Service Regulations governing the number of hours a trucker can drive without rest, not all truck drivers abide by these regulations.

At The Fisk & Monteleone Law Firm, our Northern Illinois truck accident attorneys want you to be safe on the roadways. If you or someone you love is injured in a semi-truck crash, call our law office at 888-716-7336. We will work tirelessly to help you recover for your pain and suffering, medical bills, and lost wages.