All truck drivers in Texas – and all truck drivers across the country – are required to limit their hours behind the wheel by federal regulations drawn out by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Most commercial drivers cannot drive more than 11 hours per day following a ten-hour break, and cannot work more than 14 hours after first coming on to duty for the day. Drivers must also not work more than 60 or 70 hours in 7 or 8 days without taking a day off. While these rules certainly fight against truck accidents caused by driver fatigue, some suggest that truck driver logs are too easy to doctor and that more enforcement is needed in the future.
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