6,000 Gallons of Milk Spilt in Truck Accident

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A tractor-trailer carrying 6,000 gallons of milk through Mahwah, New Jersey spilt its contents onto Route 287 on Monday, April 7, after the driver lost control of the vehicle. The truck accident occurred around 3:30 a.m., which leads some to consider the role fatigue may have had in the accident. Federal law mandates that truckers cannot work more than 14 hours a day, and only 11 of those 14 can be spent driving. In addition, there are limitations on the number of consecutive shifts a driver can work.

Despite federal regulations limiting truck drivers’ working hours, few tractor-trailers are equipped with electronic work logs. As such, it is difficult to be sure whether truck drivers are reporting accurate times.

Sponsored by the Spevack Law Firm of Middlesex County, NJ

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