When Employer Negligence Causes a Trucking Accident
Commercial trucking is a lucrative but difficult industry. Since the industry relies upon vehicles and drivers to deliver goods and, in turn, make a profit, employers are responsible for making sure that all is well with their trucks and their drivers.
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Types of Employer Negligence
Employer negligence is a broad term meant to encompass the various negligent actions that an employer may commit.
In the realm of commercial trucking, this negligence may include:
- Hours of Service Violations
- Negligent Hiring
- Failure to Train/Inadequate Training
- Failure to Inspect
Aside from being potentially hazardous to the truck driver, these forms of negligence may be harmful to other drivers on the road, as well. A truck driver who does not receive the correct training, scheduling or support from his or her employer can easily become a danger to everyone on the road.
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