FedEx Truck Accidents

Delivery truck accidents such as those owned by FedEx are often complicated because many different companies and people may be accountable for the accident. Delivery truck drivers often are pressured to deliver packages quickly and that pressure can lead to serious accidents.

History

FedEx was founded in 1973 and has more than 140,000 employees driving some 43,000 trucks. When driving on California's streets and Highways, you will typically see many FedEx trucks on the roads. In one recent 2 year time period, FedEx trucks were involved in 474 accidents including 197 injury accidents and 1 deaths.

Training

Although FedEx Drivers are trained in driving these large trucks often the training is inadequate or the drivers do not follow the rules they were taught.

Causes of FedEx Accidents

FedEx Accidents can happen for many reasons.

A vehicle may have been improperly maintained leading it to catch on fire:



A driver may be sleep deprived or have been driving more hours than allowed by Federal Regulations.

The driver may have failed to follow the rules of the road.



A vehicle can overturn and spill contents onto the highway:


The truck driver may be under the influence of alcohol or amphetamines or other drugs.

The cargo may have been improperly attached leading to instability.

The truck may have been improperly marked for conspicuity in nighttime driving.

A driver might fail to yield or pass in a dangerous manner.

Since these vehicles are so heavy, accidents involving them can have disasterous results.

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