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FedEx TRUCK ACCIDENTS
For more than fifteen years, FedEx has dominated the express delivery business in the U.S., and we have all come to rely on FedEx for getting our packages delivered to businesses and personal residences quickly and reliably. To carry out this service, FedEx has over 280,000 employees and an enormous fleet of vehicles, including FedEx delivery trucks, FedEx Freight Trucks(also known as “18 Wheeler trucks” or “semi-trucks”), and FedEx planes, among others. FedEx operates many subsidiaries, under names such as FedEx, FedEx Office, FedEx Express, FedEx ground freight, among other names.
Unfortunately, due to the sheer number of FedEx trucks on the road in the U.S., like other courier services, FedEx trucks are involved in a many motor vehicle accidents every year. In the express delivery business, the accidents are often caused by the negligence of the drivers, many of whom may be rushing to meet deadlines and keep up with their demanding schedules. Often in a hurry, express delivery drivers may take additional risks, and may experience high fatigue levels due to the stress of the job.
FACTORS CAUSING FedEx TRUCK ACCIDENTS
Like with all motor vehicle accidents, FedEx truck accidents may be caused by both human error and outside conditions. Some of the human error factors that may contribute to delivery truck accidents are:
- Driver failing to set emergency parking brake before exiting the vehicle, causing roll back into cars, and others
- Driver failing to yield when turning or merging
- Driver backing up after missing delivery address in order to save the time of turning around, especially dangerous as often the trucks have blind spots, preventing driver from being able to see rearward when backing, thus preventing a driver from seeing other vehicles, pedestrians, bicycles.
- Driver fatigue, driver intoxication, driver inexperience or inadequate training, driver failure to obey traffic laws
- Maintenance crew failing to complete repairs or safety checks
Some of the outside factors contributing to delivery truck accidents are:
- Poor road or weather conditions
- Poorly secured cargo load
- Vehicle equipment failure, including brake, tire, or transmission failure
Recent notable FedEx vehicle accidents
- 2009: Charlotte, North Carolina: FedEx driver allegedly fell asleep and collided with two trucks, causing injuries to three people.
- 2009: Orlando, Florida: a FedEx truck collided with two big rig trucks, resulting in one fatality and several serious injuries.
- 2009: Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania: a FedEx tractor trailer crashed into a guard rail, rolled down an embankment and crashed into a winery. Injuries were sustained by both the driver and the passenger of the FedEx truck.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a FedEx truck accident or another truck collision, it’s crucial that, as soon as possible, you consult an experienced truck accident attorney to determine whether you have a case and if so, to begin the investigation and evidence gathering to establish your case. Contact our team of experienced truck accidents lawyers who are dedicated to providing you with the highly experienced, representation you need to get the full compensation you deserve. We will evaluate your specific case and fight aggressively on your behalf. To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with our truck accident attorneys today, please complete the contact form on this page, or call 888-736-4248 to talk to someone right away.