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Truck Industry Deterioration

The driver of a large truck or 18-wheeler is often a part of a fleet. This means that his or her equipment, training, and the demands placed on him or her are from someone else. While some employers may be motivated more by their companies’ profits, many employers are going to have their employees’ safety and best interests in mind. Regardless, the strain on the long-haul trucking industry as a whole is taking a toll.

If you or someone you love has been in an accident with a truck driver, call 904-296-1088 to discuss your situation with a Jacksonville truck accident attorney at the Law Offices of Donald Guthrie.

Industry Difficulties

The trucking industry is known for having a high turnover rate because of the demands of the job. Employers have acquired a reputation for pushing their drivers too hard. Even if this is somewhat exaggerated, there are problems facing the industry that will only worsen the demands already placed on long-haul truckers, including:

  • Aging Truckers
  • Trucker Shortage
  • Insufficient Time Off
  • Improper Training

It is important to view these problems as interconnected. Trucker shortage in particular is likely to be the cause, in some cases, of insufficient time off and of improper training. There is expected to be a deficit of drivers numbering 111,000 by 2014. In spite of all these facts, it is up to employers to provide all of the essential tools and accommodations for their employees to perform their work safely.

Contact Us

The workplace of the long-haul trucker is America’s highway system. As a result, safety and training in this industry are of the utmost importance. To discuss your legal rights if you have been injured in an accident with an 18-wheeler, contact the Jacksonville truck accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Donald Guthrie at 904-296-1088.

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