WASHINGTON, DC, February 24, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/
-- The Semi Truck Accident Victims Center is urging current or former long haul semi truck or commercial truck drivers to contact them if they have specific information about trucking companies forcing their drivers to have two log books. The one log book would be what the driver would present state officials at a weigh or check station, and the other set of books would be presented to the company. The second set of books would reflect actual miles/hours driven by a OTR driver. http://SemiTruckAccidentVictimsCenter.Com
The Semi Truck Accident Victims Center says, "This is not a company specific investigation as opposed to more of an investigation related to some trucking companies forcing or requiring their long haul semi truck drivers to work beyond the legal limit in order to make their delivery early. We believe these practices put long haul truck drivers and the general public at risk, and we would like more information from long haul truck drivers with proof of these types of practices." http://SemiTruckAccidentVictimsCenter.Com
The Semi Truck Accident Victims Center would also like to learn more about in what states, or regions of the US are long haul semi truck drivers having two sets of log books more common. As an example the I-10 from Los Angeles to New Orleans, or I-90 from Montana to Chicago. In these instances the states of interest would be California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois.
The Center would like ask long haul semi truck drivers the following questions:
* "How do the semi truck companies pay the long haul truck driver who has exceeded their legal hours on the road?
* "What states are the most lax when it comes to semi truck inspections at interstate weigh, or inspection stations?
* "How many or what percentage of long haul semi truck drivers are forced to use two sets of books in order to keep their job?"
For more information a long haul semi truck driver is urged to contact the Semi Truck Accident Victims Center anytime at 866-714-6466. All inquiries will be confidential. http://SemiTruckAccidentVictimsCenter.Com