Late last month, the current presidential administration announced their plans to make changes to trucking safety regulations implemented by his predecessors. One of the first rules that the administration is looking to repeal is the Hours of Service Regulations.
At a time when it seems like members of Congress can't reach across the aisle to accomplish just about anything, two U.S. senators, one a Republican and the other a Democrat, have introduced a bill they would increase the safety of large commercial trucks on our highways and interstates.
When driving on the highways of Montana, you won't have to look far to spot a commercial truck. Sharing the road with these vehicles safely is imperative.
Anyone can become fatigued when driving, but this is very common among commercial truckers who spend many consecutive hours behind the wheel.
Any type of inclement weather makes it difficult to drive, and this is particularly true of fog. Not only does it reduce your visibility of the road but it also makes it more difficult for other drivers to see you.
The number of semitrucks on the road is staggering and that number will continue to grow. You can see them on interstates, highways and even on dirt/gravel roads.
Drowsy driving is a serious problem in Montana, as well as in the rest of the country. It appears that some drivers don't understand the importance of pulling over if they're not 100 percent alert.
As you travel down a highway on-ramp, it won't be long before you see a yield sign ahead. This gives you notice that you need to take great caution as you merge into the flow of traffic.
It doesn't matter where you live or how much time you spend on the road, you're sure to come across one delivery truck after the next. This is due in large part to the uptick of consumers buying more and more products online.
It's hard to spend any amount of time on the road without finding yourself in close proximity to at least one commercial truck. If you're on the interstate, you can expect to see these types of vehicles time after time.