There are many trucks that are driven through North Carolina each day. These trucks provide a very important role in making sure that people are able to get the products they both need and expect to be on the shelves at various stores. They are also shipping various products companies need to run their businesses or complete their products. As both companies and people expect to have the products they need on time, these trucks sometimes have busy schedules to ensure they meet their deadlines.
These schedules sometimes are very tight, but the trucking companies still expect that their drivers will meet their deadlines. This can put a lot of pressure on the drivers. Sometimes force drivers to make dangerous decisions to make sure they get to their destinations on time.
Dangerous consequences of truck schedules
Some of the leading causes of truck accidents relate to these tight schedules. One major factor in truck accidents is drivers who are tired. These tight schedules may force drivers to drive longer than they should and they become fatigued or drowsy which is very dangerous for truck drivers. They also may feel like they need to keep driving through poor weather conditions, which is also dangerous. In fact 47% of truck drivers stated that they sometimes drive through poor conditions.
Truck accidents are very serious and can cause significant damage and injuries to other drivers as trucks are so much larger than the other vehicles on the road. That is why it is so important that schedules are reasonable and that drivers are not taking dangerous chances to meet deadlines.
Unfortunately, there are many victims of truck accidents each year in North Carolina. The victims of these accidents can suffer severe and potentially life changing injuries. These can be costly both physically and financially as medical bills can rise quickly and people may lose income if they are unable to work. People who find themselves in this situation may be able to obtain compensation from the truck driver or their company, which can at least alleviate the financial burdens. These can be complicated cases though and consulting with an experienced attorney could be beneficial.