It is an unfortunate reality that, despite many advances in technology and nationwide efforts to raise awareness, each year hundreds of thousands of Americans die in motor vehicle accidents. The types of accidents that can be the deadliest are those that involve large trucks, such as semi-trucks. One effort to prevent these types of accidents is the imposition of regulations and requirements that truck drivers in Tennessee and nationwide are supposed to comply with.
For starters, the drivers of these large vehicles are required to obtain a specialized driver's license, commonly known as a "CDL," or commercial driver's license. Truck drivers go through special training in order to qualify for these types of driver's licenses.