TRUCKING ACCIDENTS I CAR ACCIDENT I PERSONAL INJURY – Box Truck Accidents on the Rise with the Increase of Online Orders and Deliveries

TRUCKING ACCIDENTS I CAR ACCIDENT I PERSONAL INJURY – Box Truck Accidents on the Rise with the Increase of Online Orders and Deliveries

September 29, 2020

Package delivery trucks and van driver accidents are on the rise due to an increase in online shopping. This increase has grown exponentially following the Covid-19 pandemic as consumers are relying on online orders for almost all of their basic needs. With online orders offering next-day delivery promises and an increase in third-party delivery systems, our roadways are getting congested with box trucks and other delivery trucks including: amazon trucks, DHL vans, step vans, walk-in trucks, UPS and FedEx cube trucks and other commercial vehicles.

With an increase demand for delivery services and new commercial trucks utilizing the roadways there is a spike in box truck accidents.  Most common accidents occurring with amazon delivery trucks, DHL vans, as well as UPS trucks and FedEx vehicles. Most concerning these new fleets of box trucks can measure anywhere between 10,000 to 35,000 pounds of gross vehicle weight, and it is no secret that accidents involving large delivery vehicles tends to cause more catastrophic motor vehicle accidents with traumatic injuries.

Most Common Causes for Truck Driver Negligence

With this increase in demand, Amazon, UPS, FedEx and other third-party delivery services are recruiting drivers to get these products out to consumers as soon as possible.  With this rise in pressure to meet demand new drivers come with risk, including:

  • Exhausted and sleep-deprived truck drivers
  • Poorly trained truck drivers
  • Reckless truck drivers attempting to meet next day delivery promises,
  • Fatigued truck drivers
  • Distracted truck drivers
  • Truck drivers focused on navigation rather than roadways
  • Negligent truck drivers
  • Intoxicated truck drivers
  • Truck drivers operating overloaded box trucks
  • Truck drivers operating dangerously overloaded delivery trucks
  • Truck drivers unfamiliarity with the roadways

Most Common Box Truck Accidents

The three most common box truck accidents we see with these delivery trucks include: Rollover Accidents, Blind Sport Accidents and Wide-turn Accidents.

A box truck rollover accident occurs when a box truck turns over on its side.  There could be several factors contributing to a rollover accident, one being a poorly loaded box truck, over-steering or a sudden change in direction done by an inattentive driver.  However the most common cause for a rollover accident involves a poorly trained driver failing to adjust his/her speed prior to a turn and the driver ultimately taking a turn too fast causing a box truck to rollover on its side.

A box truck blind spot accident occurs when a box truck hits another vehicle that was traveling near its vicinity in the trucks’ blind spot.  A blind spot accident most often occurs when a truck driver fails to pay attention to his/her surroundings and maneuvers a lane change or a lane merger without seeing the other vehicle.

A box truck wide-turn accident occurs when a box truck must occupy an additional lane of traffic to complete a turn safely.  A truck driver must be trained on how to secure enough clearance in order to safely make a turn.  If a driver is not adequately trained the most common wide-turn accidents involves another vehicle being crushed between the curb and the box truck, or a vehicle being caught underneath the truck following a poorly executed wide-turn.

Common Trucking Accidents

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