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Lack of Trucker Training Makes US Highways Even More Dangerous

Lack of Trucker Training Makes US Highways Even More Dangerous

While trucks drive an important part of our economy around the US, delivering cargo to wholesalers, retailers, and businesses of all sorts and sizes, they also pose an unfortunate and potential threat on the highways due to their sheer weight and numbers. Other dangers are present though as demand for more inventory to be transferred across the US grows and the supply of truck drivers is not able to match that volume. This means that everyone becomes a little desperate—and somewhere in between workers are becoming exhausted. Far too many employees may not even have any business performing the jobs they are busy with, and especially when they require specific training and knowledge of proper, and serious safety measures from beginning to end.

Most trucking companies are aware of the appropriate protocol when it comes to hiring, and most of them do follow the rules and regulations, despite being shorthanded. When trucking companies decide to cut corners, however, there is the potential for trouble all around. And you may be surprised to consider how far-reaching these issues stretch; for instance, when a trucking company is shorthanded but in more demand than ever from consumers—and with more deadlines to meet than ever—they become hurried at the loading area, inventory may not be secured properly, trucks may not be maintained correctly, and it trickles down to the very end. with the trucker who in these instances could be young, inexperienced, and unable to handle a large rig, especially in a stressful deadline-oriented situation.

Most trucking companies offer extensive training for their new hires because they are liable if something goes wrong—especially in the event of a serious accident that could even involve more than one car. An inexperienced driver who cannot handle his truck is a danger to everyone on the highway. And this is no joke as an 80,000-pound truck is not nearly as likely to sustain the damage of a small car. Truckers may get trucks loaded and head out onto the road but that doesn’t mean they know what they are doing—from making lane changes appropriately to parking, backing, avoiding issues like jack-knifing, and so much more.

Attorney Sgt. Pike has developed a system to combat the various forces in the trucking industry attempting to defeat the rights of those wrongfully injured or killed. Based on his training and experience as a Special Forces Operator (Army Green Beret), Attorney Sgt. Pike activates the Truck Accident Response Team or T.A.R.T. ™ immediately after being hired in appropriate cases. T.A.R.T. ™ then deploys to the area of the crash.

If you have been injured due to the negligence of others, please call the law offices of Andrew ‘Pike’ Piekalkiewicz, PLLC as soon as possible at (713) 748-7453 or visit AttorneySgtPike for a no obligation case review.