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How Can a Trucking Company Keep Their Drivers Safe?

For a trucking company, there are several obligations to which they must adhere in order to their drivers and others on the road safe. These measures must be taken on a regular basis to keep problems from occurring and to prevent injuries in serious accidents.

Unfortunately, not all trucking companies are looking for drivers. They’re only looking for profits. Any opportunity to save or make money is priority. As such, when they don’t take these precautions to protect their vehicles, the trucking company can be negligent.

Maintaining Their Trucks

Performing regular maintenance on the trucks within the company’s fleet is one of the most effective ways to prevent a serious accident from occurring. This means brakes, engines, steering systems, and more all getting checked and repaired if needed. Failure to do so can result in something going wrong on the road and causing a large collision.

Performing Background Checks

Drivers must be properly licensed and undergo a thorough background check before being allowed to operate a large commercial vehicle. It’s not like driving a small passenger vehicle and a special driver’s license (a Commercial Driver’s License or CDL) is necessary.

If a trucking company allows a driver to operate a large commercial vehicle without the proper training, not only is the general public at risk of serious harm, the driver can also suffer serious injury in the crash.

Adhering to Regulations

There are certain regulations concerning the trucking industry and it’s important for them to be followed. If they are not followed correctly, it can lead to a serious accident as it may be considered an act of negligence.

Our Detroit trucking accident attorneys work hard to represent all parties injured by trucking accidents when negligence is involved. When the trucking company fails to ensure public safety, they should be held accountable for the financial, physical, and emotional hardships suffered by all those involved.

With Goodman Acker on your side, you can feel peace of mind. We keep your best interests at the top of our priority list and work hard to get you through this difficult time in the most positive manner possible. Trust us to be on your side at all times.

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