Negligent Hiring Practices of Trucking Companies

Negligent Hiring Practices of Trucking Companies

When it comes to motor vehicle accidents, there are few more devastating than an accident involving a large truck. The sheer difference in size between a family passenger vehicle, like a car, SUV, or pickup truck and a massive truck carrying a heavy load and barreling down Texas highway means any collision between them will…

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Negligent Truck Driver Hiring Practices

Commercial truck drivers are trusted with transporting heavy cargo and operating vehicles that pose a serious threat to smaller vehicles on the road. The National Highway Safety Administration reported that in 2012, 543 large trucks were involved in fatal accidents in Texas alone, while 39 were involved in New Mexico fatalities. This heavy responsibility makes it imperative for employers to ensure that they are only allowing responsible drivers to get behind the wheel of 18-wheelers and other trucks. A company who negligently allows a reckless driver to transport goods across the country could be held liable for any damage caused by their behavior.

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