The top trucking companies are no longer being remembered for their clever commercials. Due to the large number of injuries and deaths reported as results of trucking accidents, an increased number of drivers are consciously changing lanes to keep their distance from these weapons of mass destruction. In light of this new development I found myself checking to see which companies are the largest, and what makes their trucks cause heartbreak to countless people around the world.
Since the most profitable companies are spending the most time on the road, they naturally are responsible for the highest number of trucking accidents. The reasons for these accidents are strikingly consistent, usually having to do with a lack of sleep or intoxication, but what worries me is the enhanced difficulty for truck drivers to handle these vehicles when faced with a situation that warrants an evasive maneuver. The length of time to stop an eighteen-wheeler is 40% greater than that of an automobile, depending on their weight and road surfaces.
Schneider National, Inc.
Schneider National, Inc. is the largest privately owned truckload carrier in North America. Headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, the company maintains 23 regional operating centers in the United States. The company is the third-largest of all trucking and logistics companies in the United States based on annual revenue. Since they have so many vehicles constantly transporting over such a vast area, they have created an unsettling track record of being involved in many tragic trucking accidents.
Common Truck Accident Contributing Factors
- Driver fatigue
- Improper truck maintenance
- Aggressive driving
J.B. Hunt Transport Services
J.B. Hunt Transport Services has grown into one of the largest transportation companies in the United States with annual revenues of over $3 billion. J.B. Hunt primarily operates large semi-trailer trucks, and provides transportation services throughout the continental Unites States, Canada and Mexico. The company currently employs over 16,000 employees and operates in excess of 12,000 trucks.
Victims of Catastrophic Trucking Accidents
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