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Truck Drivers Under Pressure

March 10th, 2016

Truck companies are responsible for moving the vast majority of consumer goods around the country. That box of macaroni you buy at the grocery store got there on a truck. The fuel in your car got to the gas station on a truck. Even the house you live in was built using materials that wouldn’t have been available to the builders if it weren’t for tractor-trailers. The point is, the trucking industry is a vital part of what keeps the country going and without it we’d be in a mess of trouble.

With that responsibility comes a great deal of pressure, which begins at the management level. Those goods need to get there by that time, and management is in charge of making sure it happens. The pressure on them gets pushed to the supervisors, which gets pushed down to the drivers themselves. That’s not a good thing.

Just as distracted driving is a leading cause of accidents, driving fatigued is equally dangerous. When a trucker gets behind the wheel without fully recovering from the previous day of driving, his ability to safely operate an 18,000-pound rig is impaired, which can lead to serious accidents.

If you’ve been the victim of a tractor-trailer accident, call our North Carolina big truck lawyers today. We’ll investigate to find the true cause of the accident and hold the trucking company responsible.