Driver Health Factors into Truck Accidents

Posted by on Aug 5, 2013 in Lawsuits, Personal Injury | 0 comments

Driver Health Factors into Truck Accidents

More than 90,000 people were killed or injured in crashes with large trucks in 2011.  The vast majority of those injuries and deaths – 72 percent – were inflicted on occupants of other vehicles or pedestrians involved in the crash.  Although accidents can result from a combination of unfortunate factors, federal authorities have identified poor health of commercial drivers as a significant factor in highway accidents. As anyone who has ever taken a road trip knows, driving long hours can be physically strenuous. ...

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Truck Accidents and the Commercial Driver Shortage

Posted by on Feb 15, 2013 in Homepage Featured, Lawsuits, Personal Injury | Comments Off

Truck Accidents and the Commercial Driver Shortage

A new commercial driver safety report indicates transportation companies are processing more applicants than ever to contend with a driver shortage. In fact, the number of driver verifications tripled in the first half of 2012 over the prior year. The American Trucking Association claims the driver shortage the industry is now experiencing — about 20,000 to 25,000 — could jump to as high as 239,000 in just 10 years. Ironically, the driver shortage may be a result of increased regulation at the federal and state...

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