Inadequate Truck Driver Training
Large, 18-wheel trucks are one of the most difficult vehicles to operate on the road today. These trucks have large blind spots as well as severely limited handling characteristics, both of which require significant amounts of driving experience to safely maintain. Unfortunately, despite the known immense difficulty associated with operating trucks, many negligent trucking companies will still inadequately train their drivers before sending them on unsupervised deliveries. This gross negligence endangers the truck driver and everybody else on the road. At Ausband & Dumont, we believe that trucking companies that improperly train drivers must be held liable for the accidents that their employees may cause.
Signs of Inadequate Truck Driving Training
The number of federal requirements to meet before obtaining a commercial driver’s license remain disappointingly low. As a result, it is up to trucking companies to properly train their drivers and ensure safe vehicle operation. However, due the truck driver shortage in the U.S., trucking companies are forced to send greenhorn drivers out on jobs despite their apparent lack of training. These drivers significantly increase the likelihood of truck accidents, and because truck accidents frequently involve serious injuries, it is up to trucking companies to do everything possible to reduce the chances of an accident. If you are on the road and witness a truck driver who seems to have limited driving experience, it is best to remove yourself from the vicinity of the truck. Some of the most common signs of inadequate truck driver training include:
- Reckless driving
- Failure to maintain constant speeds
- Abrupt braking
- Frequent near-collisions
- Failure to stay in lane
Lack of proper truck driver training is a serious problem and accounts for a large majority of truck accidents today. Trucking companies who negligently choose to not adequately train drivers should be held liable for the damage and injuries they have caused.
Contact an Employer Negligence Attorney
If you or someone you love has been a victim of a truck accident that was caused by an inexperienced driver, you have many legal options to begin pursuing compensation. At Ausband & Dumont, our attorneys are dedicated to holding responsible parties liable for the accidents they have caused. We believe that no innocent victim should be forced to suffer the consequences of an accident they did not cause without fair compensation. Contact our office at (404) 812-0051 today to learn more about your legal options.