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Unfilled Trucker Jobs Could Mean Danger on the Roads

Despite our nation’s high unemployment rate, there are as many as 200,000 job openings for long-haul truck drivers—and that number is only expected to go up. Unfortunately, those jobs have proven to be hard to fill, according to a report by CNN.

Although truck drivers make a livable wage, many prospective drivers are unwilling to undergo the required training or adopt a trucker’s on-the-road lifestyle, trucker and blogger Brett Aquila told CNN.

Those unfilled jobs put pressure on those truckers already on the road to meet their employers’ demands to move more freight along our nation’s roadways. Driver fatigue is already a factor in too many trucking accidents, and the driver shortage will likely only exacerbate this problem.

When people suffer catastrophic injuries and wrongful death in trucking accidents, the lawyers at The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson work hard to identify the responsible parties and hold them accountable.

Whether the cause is driver fatigue, improper truck maintenance, and/or improper screening, training and supervision of drivers, the Dallas truck accident lawyers at The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson have the experience, resources and technical abilities to determine what happened and who should be held responsible.