Failure to Train

Owning and managing a trucking company comes with a number of important responsibilities, including that of properly training employees in the company. Unfortunately, sometimes the managers of trucking companies fail to train their drivers properly, allowing unqualified or untrained drivers to get behind the wheels of 18-wheeler vehicles. Such negligence can significantly increase the chances of a truck accident occurring and might cause many innocent people serious harm and losses.

Essential Training

Truck drivers require many different kinds of training in order to learn how to safely operate an 18-wheeler vehicle. Their training might include:

  • Driving in inclement weather
  • Reviewing hours of service regulations
  • Operating dashboard controls
  • Driving in heavy traffic
  • Driving at night

Being able to handle these situations and having this knowledge is integral to a safe truck driver. Without such training, truck drivers are much more likely to be dangerous when they share the road with other drivers. They may endanger not just themselves, but others as well. As such, trucking companies who allow such dangerous drivers on the road may be held liable for their negligence.

Contact Us

You should not have to face the consequences of a trucking company’s negligent behavior alone. If a trucking company has failed to train its employees and you have been injured in an accident as a result of this failure to train, our legal team at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® may be able to guide you through this situation and pursuing financial compensation. Discuss your legal options by calling (414) 271-0900.