Are there Special Rules which Apply to Truck Drivers?

Yes.

Commercial truck drivers are required to have a CDL,  (commercial drivers license), and are regulated by the Department of Transportation.  The number of hours a commercial driver can be behind the wheel without a break is strictly regulated.     Commercial drivers are required to keep detailed log books about how long they drove,  when they rested and for how long.

Most commercial trucking companies also equip their trucks with specialized GPS devices which can show how long the truck was driven at a particular time, as well as speeds, directions and stops.

When investigating a wreck involving a Commercial Truck,  the Holton Law firm will get all GPS and driver log data to evaluate the truck driver’s conduct.