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What is Black Box Data?

Most trucks are now outfitted with data boxes that record important information about the truck, such as how long it has been on the road and whether the truck was accelerating or braking right before the collision. These black boxes are not yet required in every truck, but many of them have it. Your truck accident attorney should know how to gain access to this information, which can prove critical for your case.

Truckers also now record their hours of service using electronic logging devices that have replaced the old paper logs. These devices are a boon to lawyers. In the past, many trucking companies kept two sets of paper logs—one for public consumptions, which was usually fraudulent, and one set for their own internal records, which was accurate. With the rise of electronic logging devices, your attorney can now find out if the trucker was on the road when they shouldn’t have been and can help you establish negligence.