Advocates for the trucking industry have made headway in their efforts to secure relaxed drive-time restrictions on roadways in Georgia and across the country. The Department of Transportation has said it will move to loosen the regulations that limit the number of hours truckers can be on the road. The current form of the rules allows big rig drivers to drive for up to 11 hours during each on-duty period.
Georgia truck drivers who are fatigued may be more likely to cause a crash. Two deadly truck accidents in North Dakota that occurred as a result of driver fatigue highlighted the fact that the majority of accidents in the area are in the oil region.