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How common is substance abuse among truckers?

Today's commercial truck drivers face long hours, often logging as many as 70 hours over an eight-day stretch. The difficult, solitary nature of the profession is leading some to turn to alcohol or drugs. Sometimes, semitruck drivers abuse substances simply because they are bored and tired of spending so much time alone, while in other instances, they do so in an attempt to stay awake longer and get more miles under their belts.

Safety rises when drivers take precautions around trucks

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.

Study reveals the main causes of truck accidents

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.

What Georgia laws govern slow-moving trucks and vehicles?

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.

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