Schumer Calls For Plan to Keep Fatigued Truck Drivers Off the Road

Published 06/16 2014 02:10PM

Updated 06/16 2014 02:58PM

US Senator Charles Schumer is calling for a plan to keep tired truck drivers off the road.  It stems from the fatal crash on the New Jersey turnpike that injured comedian Tracy Morgan and killed comedian James McNair.  Schumer is asking the department of transportation to require companies and drivers to use electronic devices to log driving hours.  He is also asking for an increase in the insurance coverage by trucking companies in case of an accident.
Earlier this month, a tractor-trailer collided into a limo bus that was carrying Morgan and several others.  The driver of the tractor-trailer had not slept for 24 hours prior to the crash.

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