Attorneys for People Injured in Covenant Transportation Group Trucking Accidents
In 1986, David and Jacqueline Parker founded Covenant Transportation Group, based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The couple started the company with 25 semi-tractors and 50 trailers. Today, the company travels millions of miles through the United States, Mexico, and Canada with over 3000 trucks and 7000 trailers.
The company provides expedited LTL (less than truckload) deliveries and managed transportation services. The company delivers its freight and operates with sister companies Star Transportation Inc., Southern Refrigerated Transport, Inc., and Landair Transportation, Inc. additionally, the Company acquired a forty-nine percent stake in a tractor and trailer leasing company, Transport Enterprise Leasing, catering to smaller fleets. The leasing company also offers tractor-trailer sales.
Revenue and Numbers of Employees
In 2018, Covenant Transportation Group generated an annual revenue of more than $600 million. The last reported quarter (2019 - Q4) released on January 23, 2020, announced the fourth-quarter revenue of $233.1 million, a 14.4% decline from the fourth quarter of 2018. The company's trucking fleet consists primarily of the Freightliner Cascadia Evolution Trucks with Detroit diesel engines and low-profile file tires. The company that operates more than 1640 trucks with over 2480 drivers works to maintain a clean, safe, and well-maintained vehicles and equipment.
Company truckers provide long-haul services and crisscross major interstate roadways throughout America. Warehouse employees manage delivery ready products using some of the best logistics and managing operations for inbound and outbound goods.
Contact information for Covenant Transportation Group include:
(888) 259-6206 (phone)
(888) 763-5352 (operational customer service)
(888) 762-5753 (sales/corporate inquiries)
Covenant Transportation Group is an LTL (less than truckload) carrier, meaning the company delivers mixed freight. This type of trucking is opposite a Truckload (LT) carrier that delivers truckloads containing similar products, goods, and materials to multiple locations. Then the company's manage transportation services, temperature control truckloads and dedicated trucks offer premium services using their publicly-traded consolidated group of trucking companies (CVTI - NASDAQ).
Accidents Involving Covenant Transport
All large commercial trucking companies, including Covenant Transportation Group, drive millions of miles crisscrossing in America every year. The ongoing demand for delivering goods on time places truckers and other motorists at risk of being involved in a collision. A small sampling of the crashes involving Covenant Transport, LLC in 2019 include:
- Accident on December 22, 2019 - Oklahoma Highway Patrol filed a report revealing that a Covenant Transport LLC semi-tractor-trailer with an enclosed box crash into a motor vehicle on Interstate 40 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The accident occurred during daylight hours on a dry road service with no adverse weather conditions. The report indicates there were two injuries.
- Accident on September 18, 2019 - Local law enforcement filed a report indicating that a Covenant Transport semi-tractor-trailer with an enclosed box collided with a motor vehicle in Maryland during the dark on a dry road surface. The accident resulted in one injury.
- Crash on November 25, 2019 - the Lancaster Police Department file a report indicating that a company semi-tractor-trailer with an enclosed box crash into another vehicle on Interstate 20 in Lancaster, Texas, during the nighttime hours on a dry road surface. The report indicates there was one injury.
- Accident on October 22, 2019 - Local law enforcement filed a report of an accident involving three vehicles, including a covenant transportation semi-tractor-trailer that collided into a motor vehicle and a fixed object. The incident occurred on Route 8008 in South Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania. There was one injury.
- Accident on November 19, 2019 - The North Carolina State Highway Patrol filed a report involving a Covenant Transport single unit truck colliding into a fixed object in North Carolina. The incident occurred at night on a dry road surface. There was one injury.
- Rollover on September 16, 2019 - Local law enforcement filed a report of a rollover collision into a fixed object and movable object. The accident involved a covenant transport semi-tractor-trailer with an enclosed box on State Route 80 in the Township of Pike, Ohio. The accident occurred during daylight hours on a dry surface. There were two injuries.
Common Causes of Semi-Truck Collisions
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), crashes with large commercial trucks in the US cause catastrophic injuries to passenger vehicles because of:
- Aggressive Behavior - Aggressive movement, including traveling at excessive speeds or reckless driving, could result in severe injuries of the wrongful death of innocent victims.
- Drowsy Driving - Truckers often work long hours under grueling conditions and erratic scheduling. A failure to get enough sleep before getting behind the wheel could cause catastrophic results.
- Tailgating a Commercial Vehicle - It is crucial to stay far behind a large commercial vehicle traveling ahead to ensure all vehicles have enough time to come to a complete stop before crashing. Additionally, the trucker is unable to see a car traveling behind that is driving too close to the trailer ahead.
- Distracted Driving - Any distraction like speaking on a smartphone or sending text messages is prohibited by law and creates a dangerous scenario for everyone sharing the roadway.
- Driving Under the Influence - If the truckers involved in an accident, law enforcement will often perform a test at the accident scene to determine if the truck driver consumed alcohol or took illegal drugs.
Sometimes, a commercial vehicle driver will cause an accident because of erratic movements, or they were fatigued, having worked too many hours on a tight schedule. In these cases, both the trucking company and the truck driver should be held legally responsible for the crash and pay all associated costs and expenses that led to the wrongful death or severe injury.
Compensation in a Truck Crash-Related Personal Injury or Wrongful Death
Any individual that suffered injuries in a collision with a cargo van, semi-tractor-trailer, a commercial truck can file a lawsuit or claim and seek monetary recovery from all individuals and companies responsible for the horrific event. To ensure success, the victim must abide by Illinois tort laws when presenting a case for compensation. The process can be complicated. In nearly all incidents, the injured victim can file a lawsuit or submit a claim for compensation against all responsible parties litigated in front of a judge and jury.
Filing a truck accident claim is the first legal remedy available to injured victims to ensure they can receive financial compensation for their damages, including:
- Hospital costs, medical expenses, and bills associated with rehab and therapy
- Loss of past, current, and future earnings due to a permanent or temporary disability
- Rental expenses while your car or truck is under repair
- Physical damages including the loss of your vehicle
- Mental anguish and emotional trauma
- Pain and suffering
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC can Make the Difference
The dedicated attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC have been successful in handling many truck accident cases for clients suffering injuries caused by large commercial trucks. Our dedicated legal firm will represent your family's behalf in developing a healthy strategy to fight back against the commercial trucking company that wants to avoid legal responsibility (at fault) for causing your severe accident that resulted in injury or death. Call us now at (888) 424-5757.
Let our legal team begin working on your case today. We accept every case through a contingency fee arrangement. This agreement ensures that your family does not pay anything until after we have won your case at trial or negotiated an acceptable out of court settlement on your behalf.