Unrealistic Schedules Cause Truck Accidents

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When commercial truck drivers fall asleep at the wheel, it spells disaster for other motorists. Truck drivers are under enormous pressure to meet tight delivery deadlines, and these unrealistic schedules can lead to catastrophic accidents. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) estimates that 40-50% of truck accidents result from truck driver fatigue, making unrealistic schedules a major threat to motorists on America’s roads.

Get in touch with a truck accident attorney for wrecks caused by unrealistic schedules if an overworked truck driver has injured you. Our attorneys are available 24/7 at (877) 245-6707 for your free, no-obligation case review! Trust Farah & Farah to get you the compensation you deserve.

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How Do Unrealistic Schedules Cause Truck Accidents?

In the extremely competitive trucking industry, truck drivers are frequently asked to meet deadlines that can only be achieved through dangerous practices and cutting corners. Unrealistic schedules can cause a host of unsafe behaviors for truck drivers. These may include:

  • Already overworked truck drivers may be penalized or fired for failing to meet deadlines or refusing jobs to stay within compliance with rest hours. In many cases, they may earn bonuses for meeting or exceeding such unrealistic schedules. For public safety, this is a recipe for disaster. It is not acceptable that some trucking companies simply put profits over people, whether their own drivers or other motorists.

Regulations to Prevent Overworked Truck Drivers

The trucking industry is heavily regulated, but the expectation for unrealistic turnaround times on deliveries can lead companies and drivers to flaunt the law. Federal hours of service (HOS) regulations dictate the number of consecutive hours a driver can spend on the road – typically 11 hours at a time – and how long a driver must wait before driving again once this interval has elapsed.

Additionally, truckers are required to keep logbooks, recording their driving times and any supplies purchased during a trip, such as gas. Unfortunately, the high-stakes culture fostered by some trucking companies can lead drivers to falsify these logbooks to appear to comply with HOS regulations.

If Your Accident Was Caused By An Overworked Truck Driver, Call Us Today

Farah & Farah has been fighting for the rights of those injured in trucking accidents for over forty years. Our team of compassionate and experienced truck accident attorneys will handle your case every step of the way, from investigating the accident to finding you top-notch medical care to completing every court filing. We work on a contingency basis, so we don’t get paid unless we win your case.

The bottom line is: Unrealistic schedules can have devastating consequences for other motorists. If you or a loved one has suffered due to an overworked truck driver, contact us today at (877) 245-6707 for a free, no-obligation case review.

You don’t have to go through this challenging time alone. We want to help you get the justice you deserve.

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