Driver fatigue and trucking safety are not just an American concern. On 3/11/05, a truck driver and his passenger died when the semi-trailer they were travelling in crashed on the New South Wales north coast in Australia. The men were killed when the vehicle crashed on the Pacific Highway near Karuah at 3:40 AM. No other vehicles were involved. The crash brought down power lines and affected the local power supply. See news story.
Truck driver fatigue is a frequent concern in Australia, where there has been considerable research on sleep deprivation and fatigue among “truckies” and technologies to help reduce driver fatigue through reduction of seat vibration.

The Shigley Law Firm represents plaintiffs in wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases statewide in Georgia, and in other states subject to the multijurisdictional practice and pro hac vice rules in each state. Ken Shigley was designated as a “SuperLawyer” in Atlanta Magazine and one of the “Legal Elite” in Georgia Trend Magazine. He is a Certified Civil Trial Advocate of the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Chair of the Southeastern Motor Carrier Liability Institute and former chair of the Georgia Insurance Law Institute. He particularly focuses on cases arising from truck wrecks and accidents (tractor trailers truck wrecks, semi truck wrecks,18 wheeler truck wrecks, big rig truck wrecks, log truck wrecks, dump truck wrecks).