This book gives the reader a rare peak into the world of driving an 18 wheeler across country. The author, a retired State Investigator, goes on a nine month journey and chronicles his experiences of driving a big rig. The book includes the authors experiences, the mistakes he made, recommendations to help new drivers and observations about the industry in general. The information in this book would be extremely helpful to anyone who may be consider entering this industry, currently attending a commercial drivers school or simply entertaining for anyone just curious about what it was like to drive tractor and trailer, from a professional point of view.Those excessive driving hours directly led to accidents due to fatigue from lack of sleep. Even after some ... DOT cracked down on these a#39;bada#39; companies and tightened up on their rules to the point where we are today. Now the ... the electronic logging, because it is easier to assist drivers in their efforts to keep from violating their HOS (Hours of Service). ... MAP-21, the highway funding law passed in the summer of 2012, requires FMCSA to implement an electronic log requirement.
|Publisher||:||iUniverse - 2013-11|