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Truck drivers need to have special knowledge and training

Georgians need a driver's license to legally drive a car. To obtain a driver's license, there are steps the potential drivers need to complete. These include passing tests to ensure they know how to safely operate a vehicle. This is also true for trucks drivers. However, because trucks are much larger and pose a much greater threat to other drivers, if they are not operated correctly, the requirements are stricter.

There are strict rules prohibiting alcohol use for truck drivers

It is important that all drivers on the roads in Georgia drive safely. However, it is even more important that truck drivers drive safely. When trucks are in tractor-trailer accidents, the results can be very devastating given how much bigger tractor-trailers are than most of the other vehicles on the road.

Requirements for truck drivers to rest to help keep roads safe

There are many people who drive on the roads in and around Atlanta every day. That is why it is imperative that drivers pay attention to the road. Drivers need to ensure that they are not using their phones, try to avoid being distracted by others in their car or things going on outside of it that they are not impaired in any way. This impairment could be caused by drugs, alcohol or lack of sleep, which can be just as dangerous as being under the influence.

Hazards are everywhere, do not take them for granted

In the past, we have spoken about the serious dangers associated with trucks on the road and their potential dangers. Due to their superior size and weight, a truck accident could result in very serious or catastrophic results. Such was the case earlier this week when on Tuesday evening when a multi-vehicle accident claimed the lives of three people and injured others in Bibb County, Georgia.

Large number of truck drivers in Georgia have suspended licenses

Atlanta residents know how busy our roads are. Traffic congestion in Atlanta is at an all-time high and drivers have to battle car accidents, traffic jams and other hazards almost daily. Trucks are a major player on the roadways and a tractor-trailer accident can have serious consequences. A recent report investigates truck drivers and uncovers some alarming statistics.

Don't navigate the aftermath of a truck accident alone

Whether for work or pleasure, millions of Americans venture out onto the open roads every single day. Most of the time, these trips are completed without incident. Unfortunately, there are several dangers on the road that can result in tragedy. Trucks and tractor-trailers are massive machines on the road and when things go wrong, an accident involving these vehicles can be devastating.

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