One of the biggest barriers to a commercial driving license is the Department of Transportation's required medical exam.
Georgia is the crossroads of the South, and limited-access highways like the many interstates connecting the state are one of the best ways to get around. Highways make it easy and fast to get places around the Peach State, but safety is always a concern.
It's tempting to reach for your smartphone or a hamburger after several hours on the highway when you're a truck driver. The endless hours of driving can feel relentless and boring.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) worked together on a combined study of semitruck accident causes. According to their report, two of the biggest reasons these wrecks happen is that drivers are overworked and fatigued.
The state of Georgia is filled with rich and fertile farmland, which helps to boost the economy, provide income and feed the nation. While farming in the state is necessary and even welcome, many of the vehicles associated with agriculture often pose farming equipment and trucking accident risks.