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Truck Accidents on the Rise

Since 2009, according to AllGov.com, accidents involving trucks has steadily increased. From 2009-2013, roadside fatalities resulting from truck accidents increased by 17 percent. In 2013, 3,964 people died on the highway in accidents involving trucks. The trucking industry wants to allow drivers to work 82 hours a week instead of the current 70 hour week. They also want to eliminate the two-day rest period that truckers are currently required to take, and decrease the minimum driver age from 21 to 18. The debate now centers on whether the trucking industry wants to change this rule to make more money, or help consumers get products more cheaply. The American Trucking Association says the changes will make the roads safer. Take a look at the proposal. Read More

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