Truckers with health and related fatigue issues is a killer in truck wreck
collisions. Unfortunately at Terry D. Jackson, P.C. we see fatigue and
related health issues at the bottom of the truck wreck collision all too
often. Health and fatigue is a dog chasing its tail in the truck wreck cases.
The American Transportation Research Institute says truck driver health
problems is No. 7 on its list of issues facing the trucking industry in
2015 and HireRight announced in a May 11, 2016 survey that one in five,
20% of all truckers leaving the trucking industry do so due to bad, poor
health problems. If you cannot pass the professional truck driver CDL
physical you cannot drive, yet these truckers seems to populate death
and serious truck wreck collisions. Why are unhealthy, tired truckers
on the road with you?
Why do trucking companies put these drivers behind the wheel of big rigs?
Because irresponsible trucking companies cannot find enough qualified
drivers, and if the wheels don’t roll, the money does not flow.
As a consequence, we share the roads with truckers who clearly, plainly
should not be behind the wheel of commercial motor vehicles.
Poor driver health is a serious problem in causing
truck wrecks, including many that result in
serious injuries or
wrongful death. Don’t be caught short on this serious problem that often does not
show up on the incident report,
call Terry D. Jackson, P.C. now to allow us to analyze your truck wreck case for tired and unhealthy truckers.