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MayFlower Transit Information
In the 24 months prior to 04/07/2015, company drivers were involved in one fatal crash and 11 accidents resulting in injuries.
Legal Name: MAYFLOWER TRANSIT LLC
Phone: (636) 305-4000
USDOT Number: 125563
DUNS Number: 69-376-50
Power Units: 2,037
Operation Classification: Auth. For Hire
Carrier Operation: Interstate
Cargo Carried: General Freight, Household Goods, Motor Vehicles
Source: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
When a commercial truck driver makes a mistake, the result can be serious injury or death. Many of these accidents could be prevented by proper use of mirrors, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Mirrors have to be functional, well designed and used correctly prior to changing lanes, particularly when merging right.
Distracted driving can be caused by eating, playing with the radio, reaching for something or using a cell phone. It is a violation of federal law for an interstate carrier to use a cell phone while driving.
Speeding and tailgating account for most crashes caused by aggressive driving, particularly rear end collisions. Speeding includes any situation where the driver is traveling too fast for the conditions. For example, on icy roads 40 miles per hour may be too fast, even if the speed limit is 60.
Tailgating is one of the most common violations, according to NHTSA. These rigs can weigh 80,000 pounds. The average stopping distance for a loaded tractor-trailer traveling at 55 mph is 196 feet.
Under federal law, commercial semitrailer drivers may only drive a maximum of 11 hours after 10 hours off duty. There are also per-week limitations: they may not drive after 60 hours on duty in 7 days, and 70 hours in 8 days. After that time, they have to take 34 hours off.
These are some of the “hours-of-service” regulations, and they are meant to prevent drivers from falling asleep at the wheel or getting too tired to drive well. Time spent on and off the road is recorded in a log book. A copy of this can be obtained and used as evidence in a lawsuit against a trucking company.
Our Law Firm Can Help You
Attorneys Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman have helped many clients hold wrongdoers accountable by winning multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts. No amount of money can fully compensate for the loss of a loved one or a serious injury, but these recoveries send a message that traffic safety should always be the top priority.