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7 things that make it harder for truck drivers to sleep

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has laid out rules about how much time truckers have to take off and how many hours they can remain behind the wheel every day. These rules were created mostly in an effort to keep exhausted and overworked drivers off of the road. Truckers need to get their sleep, even when they're on the go, in order to be safe drivers.

What are some common causes of accidents with trucks?

When you leave for work, school or errands each day, you will likely encounter quite a few large trucks on your route. These trucks will range in height, width, weight and overall size. Larger trucks are often seen in tragic accidents. So, what are some of the most common causes of accidents with trucks in Milwaukee?

Truck crashes into van with camper on I-43

An accident involving a semitruck and a van pulling a camper occurred on Nov. 7 around 1:17 p.m. The accident occurred on I-43 in Ozaukee County, closing all southbound lanes of the highway just south of Highway 60 in Grafton. All of the southbound traffic on I-43 had to be diverted off the highway to Port Washington Road.

Wisconsin crash takes lives of 3 German women

A Wisconsin crash towards the beginning of October took the lives of three women from Germany. The accident occurred on Sunday, Oct. 1, when the rental vehicle the women were driving struck a deer. After hitting the deer, the vehicle was hit from behind by a tractor trailer. All three women were in their 20's, according to officers.

How is distracted driving defined for trucks?

Distracted driving has become a big problem across the state of Wisconsin and the entire country. With technology becoming more and more a part of everyday life, distractions have seeped into our vehicles. Driving distracted can be deadly, especially when around large trucks. Here is how distracted driving is defined for trucks in Wisconsin.

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