The commercial trucking industry transports and delivers goods throughout the United States. Because the number of loads a trucking company delivers determines its profit, many companies impose deadlines on their drivers to increase the number of loads. Unfortunately, many of these deadlines force drivers to drive at dangerous speeds, drive over their daily maximum hours, drive while tired and fatigued or drive while under the influence of medications or other drugs. As a result of the pressure and unreasonable demands trucking companies place on their drivers, hundreds of collisions caused by commercial trucking companies occur every day resulting in serious injuries and often death.
Our firm has handled cases against trucking companies with issues including driver fatigue, drivers exceeding their federal hours restrictions, drivers under the influence of drugs, tractors that have been improperly maintained, improperly loaded and overloaded trailers, speed violations and failure to use proper lights.