Florida truck accidents have steadily risen in recent years. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reports in a single recent year, there were more than crashes involving large trucks, resulting in more than a dozen deaths and 1,000 injuries – 57 of those catastrophic.
Still, there is little denying how critical trucks are to our economy – especially right now in the midst of the coronavirus epidemic. They have proven a lifeline to goods people desperately need right now, such as food, medical supplies and key household goods.
Using the declared state of national emergency, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) relaxed hours-of-service rules for commercial drivers carrying essential goods. It remains to be seen whether this might lead to an uptick in more Florida truck accidents. Continue reading