The logbook of a commercial truck driver is designed for the driver to record when they are actively driving, on break, at a rest stop or check point, or off-duty. While the main function of these records is for trucking companies to keep tabs on driver statistics related to pay and hour reporting, these records may also be used to show evidence of driver fatigue.There are federal regulations that set guidelines for how many consecutive hours a commercial truck driver may drive before having to take a mandatory break. Unfortunately, many drivers neglect to follow these rules and push on, resulting in a higher chance of driver fatigue. The danger of driver fatigue is that it can cause slowed reaction time and may cause truck accidents.Driver logbooks are unfortunately easily altered or miscalculated, and the use of electronic on-board recording devices has recently helped combat these inconsistencies. The data from these two components of a truck driver’s reporting requirements is often used to determine the factors leading to a truck accident. If it is noted that the driver was traveling for inappropriate amounts of time and likely to be more fatigued, that can become evidence for your claim.If you are seeking to file an insurance claim for a trucking accident, you should know what kind of evidence you need for your claim. Trucking companies are often reluctant to part with potential evidence, and our article can help you become familiar with obtaining evidence against a truck driver or company. Not all truck accident claims are filed against the driver alone; in many cases your claim will involve their employing company as well. An experienced Chicago truck accident lawyer at The Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C. will be able to help you obtain the proper evidence for your claim. Contact us today for a free case evaluation: 312-263-1080.