In recent blog posts, we’ve brought up the important issue of federal hours of service requirements, which apply to commercial truck companies and their drivers. This includes most vehicles used in the business of interstate commerce. Here we’d like to provide readers a brief summary of the current hours of service rules, specifically the provisions which are new and which have generated some controversy.
A boating accident on Independence Day which took the life of a 23-year-old man in Biscayne Bay is a reminder of the risks of boaters face on the water. The accident reportedly occurred when the boat on which the man was riding--along with his girlfriend and her family--was struck by another craft. As a result of the impact four people were killed, making it the most serious boating accident to have occurred in some time.