American consumers and American society as a whole largely depends on FedEx for a number of reasons. Most North Carolina residents have grown accustom to sending and receiving important packages, certified documents, and many other valuable items and belongings via FedEx. Covering more than 220 countries and territories, FedEx reaches individuals far outside of the United States. As consumers, we expect every function of FedEx to operate properly, especially in regard to business shipping.
In the process of shipping materials, documents, and a wide variety of items across the world, FedEx utilizes an enormous number of people, trucks, facilities, aircraft’s, and general technologies. The combination of these entities allows FedEx to distribute items to many, many regions in the world. Therefore, the health and safety of millions of people throughout the world depend on FedEx to manage all of its bodies in the safest manner possible.
FedEx averages a delivery frequency of about seven million packages each and every day. The ability to produce these types of numbers sheds light on the massive pressure that the company is under every day. The employees are responsible for handling the products and equipment necessary to safely move these items as carefully as possible. With over 75,000 FedEx drivers, it comes with little surprise that quite a few FedEx truck accidents occur on the roads and highways throughout the country.
North Carolina drivers have likely all passed by a FedEx truck at some point amongst their daily travels. Unfortunately, many NC motorists neglect to account for these trucks as a danger. However, due to the size, structure, and weight of these vehicles, collisions with these trucks can be disastrous. If you or a loved one has been involved in a crash, our North Carolina personal injury firm is here to help. At Lewis & Keller, a FedEx truck collision lawyer is prepared to take your case today.
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FedEx Truck Crash Information
FedEx has established a variety of very strict rules and regulations for the company, due to the enormous importance of the majority of daily activities that both the company and its employees undertake. From proper packaging, driver eligibility, insurance, plates, permits, equipment, and everything in between, FedEx must ensure that it is taking every precaution to run the company appropriate, as it touches so many lives on a daily basis. The qualifications outlined are put in place in an attempt to reduce the number of FedEx truck accidents occurring every day. As such, the minimal amount of requirements in which a FedEx professional owner operator must adhere to include:
- Zero moving violations within the last three years
- One or less moving violations in the last year
- Pass the Department of Transportation physical and drug test
- Must have an adequate class CDL with HAZMAT endorsement
- Has open access both to and from Canada
The FedEx Custom Critical department is responsible for monitoring and protecting these qualifications and requirements. In addition to the above requirements, all FedEx owner operators must purchase work accident insurance. Unfortunately, even the most qualified FedEx owner operators fail to follow every single requirement as outlined by the company. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident in Greensboro or Winston-Salem, a FedEx truck collision lawyer of Lewis & Keller is here to help.
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National Truck Driving Championships
The National Truck Driving Championship (NTDC) is the American Trucking Association’s version of the “Super Bowl of Safety”. Established in 2003, the program serves to increase safety, raise awareness, and create an environment for friendly competition which encourages safe driving practices and, most importantly, an accident-free driving record. Since its beginning, FedEx has been an active participant in the competition. In this time, many FedEx owner operators have been recognized and rewarded for the safe driving throughout the nation.
Truck drivers cannot participate in the NTDC unless they have been accident-free for an entire year. The competition involves many elements which begin at the state level and advance to a national scope. As a whole, the program has served as an excellent method of increasing safety and awareness for truck drivers across the United States, creating a new accountability for the trucking industry in general.
Contact a FedEx Truck Collision Lawyer Today
Lewis & Keller strongly believes that when the negligence of another causes a traffic accident, the at-fault party must be held liable for any associated injuries and damages. The complexities involved in truck crashes are incredibly detailed and multifaceted. As such, hiring a FedEx truck collision lawyer to handle your case is essential. Our lawyers will sit down with you to get to know both you and the events leading up to and involved in your accident case. In doing so, we are able to take on the responsibility of handling every aspect of the litigation process, leaving you and your loved ones to focus on recovery.
With offices in both Winston-Salem and Greensboro, we are able to provide legal services for the entire state of North Carolina. We offer our clients compassion, experience, and dedication to protecting the rights of all North Carolina residents. If you or a loved one has been injured, we are here to seek justice for you.
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