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High truck Accident Numbers Highlight A Serious Problem

HIGH TRUCK ACCIDENT NUMBERS HIGHLIGHT A SERIOUS PROBLEM Both in Nevada and across the United States, the high rate of accidents involving trucks represent an increasing concern. ACCORDING TO THE FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY ADMINISTRATION On an average, fatal truck accidents occur nearly eleven times per day in the United States. 100,000 4,000 ITIMES 2009 people or more are injured every year in truck accidents. deaths are caused To make matters worse, fatalities due to truck accidents have increased since by truck accidents every year INCREASED DEMAND A PROBLEM The increase in truck accidents over the past several years corresponds to a recovery in economic conditions since the financial crisis in 2007-2008. An increase in the demand for goods requires more goods to be shipped through American highways, putting more trucks on the road and increasing the probability of truck-related accidents. Combination of the higher volume of trucks in transit with the pressure applied to truck drivers to punctually deliver the goods they carry result in more injuries and deaths. OTHER CAUSES BEHIND INCREASING TRUCK RELATED ACCIDENTS Besides the above reasons, every truck accident is caused by a specific set of behaviors or malfunctions ranging from distracted drivers to external environment. According to a survey conducted by CNBC, the specific issues in play also include: Tired drivers Failure to screen for Inadequate safety technologies on roads problem drivers NO EASY SOLUTION According to the American Trucking Association: Due to higher demand for shipped goods, there are over 30,000 unfilled- truck driver jobs in the United States. Trucking companies struggle to -control turnover among existing drivers in their employ. The imbalance in this labor market results in a higher risk of both overworked, tired drivers and less qualified, less safe drivers. Office location: 623 S. 8th Street, AA Las Vegas, NV 89101-7004 C Phone: 702-646-0085 ROBERT M. APPLE & ASSOCIATES e Email: http://applelawoffices.com/ E Fax: 702-646-8421 infographic by Market JD www.marketjd.com Clo

High truck Accident Numbers Highlight A Serious Problem

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According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, more than 100,000 people are injured every year in truck accidents. On an average, fatal truck accidents occur nearly eleven times per day...

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