Large trucks involved in fatal accidents

According to an article in the New York Times, more people will be killed in traffic accidents involving large trucks this year than have died in all of the domestic commercial airline crashes over the past 45 years, if past trends hold true.

Congress has pushed to allow truck drivers to work 82 hours a week, up from the current 70 hours over eight days, by eliminating the requirement that drivers take a two-day rest break each week. Congress also wants to lower the minimum age for drivers of large trucks that are allowed to travel from state to state to 18, from 21.

To read the entire New York Times article, visit this link: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/22/opinion/the-trucks-are-killing-us

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