A new federal law passed at the end of 2015 gives trucking companies two years to switch from paper logs to electronic logging devices (ELDs). This new law will affect about 3 million truck drivers across the U.S. Truck drivers have been using paper logs to record their hours since 1938, and advocates agree that the change is well overdue. Learn more here about how these changes may affect truck traffic on Tennessee roadways.
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Tennessee - The birthplace of the Blues
Tennessee is the 36th largest and the 17th most populous of the 50 United States. The Appalachian Mountains dominate the eastern part of the state, and the Mississippi River forms the state's western border. Tennessee's capital and second largest city is Nashville, which has a population of 601,222. Memphis is the state's largest city, with a population of 653,450.
Motor vehicle collisions are a major public safety issue in Tennessee. The Governor's Traffic Safety Office provides an high-quality map with information on the data and statistics related to accidents across the state. The Tennessee Department of Transportation provides the latest updates in traffic safety and road information for the state.
In Accident Data Center, find information on recent Tennessee accidents here:
Where to find support to prevent or cope with accidents in Tennessee
Tennessee Traffic Safety Resource Service provides information related to many aspects of traffic safety: child passenger safety, teen driver education, motorcycle safety, senior driver safety, hispanic outreach, commercial trucking safety, and more.
The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security offers a Motorcycle Rider and Education Program with two intensive courses to prepare riders for the challenges that the streets offer.
What to do after a serious injury accident in Tennessee
Legal and Other Resources and Information
While truck drivers and their equipment can’t be let off the hook every time, drivers sharing the road often make dangerous decisions around trucks that can result in bad accidents. What we frequently forget is that truck drivers have very limited visibility, and they need more room to stop than any other vehicle on the road. Learn more here about the dangerous mistakes drivers make that can cause Tennessee truck accidents.