Every year commercial trucks are involved in 2.4% of all car accidents. This may not sound like a high percentage, but one person is injured or killed in a truck accident every 16 minutes. The majority of fatal truck accidents occur in rural areas, on a weekday, and in the daytime when the most delivery trucks and daily commuters on are on the road.
One of the reasons for delivery truck accidents is the pressure on drivers to make as many deliveries as possible in the shortest time frame possible. For every dollar in revenue the average trucking company makes it has a cost of 95.2 cents. Leaving them with a profit of 4.8 cents of every dollar. To increase profits, trucking companies may cut costs by overworking their drivers or improperly maintaining their fleet of trucks...Continue reading
Truck accidents can have many causes: the behavior of auto drivers around the truck, the competency of the truck driver, the fitness of the truck and conditions on the road. Even one of these factors can lead to tragic, even fatal results in truck collisions with smaller vehicles.Continue reading