Pennsylvania truckers may be affected if highway regulators begin to act on the 100 recommendations that have been made by the National Transportation Safety Board. The NTSB says that although fatal truck accidents rose 17 percent between 2009 and 2013, its recommendations have so far not been implemented.
In January 2015, the NTSB released a list of the recommendations the organization believes are most crucial. It also pointed to new technology that could lead to safer roads including sensors that alert trucks when a driver has changed lines or before they hit a vehicle from behind. They are also calling on more regulation for the industry including limiting driver hours and screening drivers for sleep disorders.