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Do Truck Companies Encourage Unsafe Driving?

The large majority of truck drivers and trucking companies operate with safety as a top priority. People in the trucking industry should realize how dangerous large commercial trucks can be and should always operate with the necessary caution and in complete compliance with federal and state truck regulations. While most trucking companies require that drivers always comply with the law, there are a few rogue trucking companies that value the bottom line more than safety of motorists. Unfortunately, these companies can influence employees and strong-arm them into breaking the law. If you have been injured in a truck accident because a company or driver violated the law, an experienced Coweta County truck accident attorney can help you recover.

Some truck drivers report that trucking companies have encouraged them to violate certain laws or even threatened their jobs if they refused to do so. Some drivers reported that dispatchers have developed delivery schedules that would be impossible to follow without violating either speed limits or hours of service regulations. One comment made by a truck driver on Twitter stated that they have “65 mph” trucks with “100 mph dispatchers with 26 hours in one day.” Others have reported that dispatchers will acknowledge that a driver should take a break under the law, but will request that they make one more trip anyway. Some drivers even reported a company threatening that if they would not break the law, the company would “find another driver who will.”

Contact a Coweta County truck accident attorney for a free consultation

There is no excuse for trucking companies to encourage unsafe driving practices on the part of the truck drivers, and such companies should be held liable to the fullest extent of the law. At the Law Offices of Shane Smith, our experienced truck accident lawyers work to attain justice for the victims of truck accidents in court. We offer completely free consultations and never receive a fee unless you win your case. Please do not hesitate to contact us today at (770) 487-8999 for assistance.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia