Punishing Trucking Parties That Make Log Book Violations
Driver fatigue is a leading cause of truck accidents. To prevent accidents caused by fatigue, drivers are required to keep logbooks to show they complied with Department of Transportation hours-of-service laws. Unfortunately, many drivers falsify logbooks because they only earn money when they are on the road.
If you were injured or a loved one was killed in a semitruck crash, it is important to contact an experienced truck accident lawyer as soon as possible. Since 1977, the law firm of Gammon & Grange, P.C., has been working on catastrophic truck accidents and is able to undertake the rigorous investigation necessary to build the strongest possible case of negligence against the truck driver or trucking company.
With offices in McLean and Leesburg, our lawyers represent truck accident victims throughout northern Virginia and nationally. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
Checking The Driver Log Book
Truck drivers often refer to the log book as the “cheat sheet” — an indication that drivers commonly create false entries to show they were resting when they were actually on the road. However, there are ways to uncover logbook violations.
- Fuel and food receipts can show where a driver stopped and distances covered.
- Toll road records can provide further evidence of where a driver was at a point in time.
- Many trucks are equipped with GPS devices that show when a truck is moving and when it is stationary.
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