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New Penn Motor Express Truck Accident Attorneys

LogoNew Penn Motor Express operates as a regional LTL (less than truckload) carrier delivering goods in northeastern America, Québec Canada, and Puerto Rico. The company also transports products and materials throughout the southeast, midwest, and western regions of the US and all over Canada, operating with partner carriers. In addition to LTL services, the company also provides next day delivery, guaranteed delivery service, government deliveries, interregional midwest services, and consolidation & distribution services.

YRC Regional Transportation owns and operates New Penn Motor Express as a part of their conglomerate shared partner carrier business. Currently, the company's 940 truckers operate more than 770 semi-tractor-trailers. The company does not transport hazardous materials. In 2018, New Penn Motor Express generated an annual revenue of more than $281 million.

Current contact information for New Penn Motor Express include:

New Penn Motor Express, Inc.
625 S. 5th Ave.
Lebanon, PA 17042
(800) 285-5000 (toll-free)
(717) 270-4606 (fax)
Website Address: https://www.newpenn.com/

New Penn Corporate Office
10990 Roe Ave.
Overland Park, KS 66211
(800) 285-5000

New Penn Motor Express is primarily a Truckload (LT) carrier, meaning the company delivers one truckload containing similar products, goods, and materials to multiple locations. This type of trucking is opposite an LTL (less than truckload) carrier with a mixed freight.

New Penn Motor Express Accidents

Nearly all fatalities involving large commercial vehicles happen because the truck crashed into a passenger vehicle, killing and injuring the motorists and passengers. The weight of a commercial truck can be up to thirty times heavier than a passenger car. Other factors, including not stopping the truck on time, driver fatigue, and long hours of service, lead to wrongful death and severe injuries.

The truckers who work for New Penn Motor Express, or any other business in the trucking industry, must meet strict deadlines to ensure that their goods and products are delivered on time. Sadly, this extra stress working on a tight schedule for long hours increases the potential risk of the truck driver and other motor/passengers on the roadway. A small sampling of New Penn Motor Express truck accidents include:

  • Fatal Accident on August 30, 2019 - The New York local law enforcement reported a deadly accident involving a New Penn Motor Express tractor-trailer that ran off A two-way road colliding with another motor vehicle. The accident resulted in one injury and one fatality.
  • Fatal Accident on April 24, 2018 - The South Brunswick Township Police Department reported a deadly accident that occurred on US 1 and South Brunswick Township, New Jersey. The accident involved two vehicles, including a New Penn Motor Express semi-truck pulling an enclosed box trailer. The accident resulted in one fatality.
  • Accident on November 27, 2019 - The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation reported an accident involving a company-owned semi-tractor-trailer colliding with another motor vehicle on Gray Fox Dr. in Fairfield Township, Pennsylvania. The accident resulted in one injury.
  • Crash on October 15, 2019 - The Maine State police reported an accident on Interstate 295 (southbound) where a New Penn Motor Express truck collided with another motor vehicle on a two-way road and Portland, Maine, which resulted in one injury.
  • Collision on May 22, 2019 - The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation reported an accident involving a company-owned semi-tractor-trailer colliding with another motor vehicle on Route 1007 in Philadelphia city, Pennsylvania, resulting in one injury.
  • Accident on April 24, 2019 - The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation reported an accident involving a New Penn Motor Express semi-truck colliding with another motor vehicle on Route 3007 in Swatara Township, Pennsylvania. The accident resulted in one injury.
  • Crash on April 22, 2019 - The Massachusetts State police reported a severe accident involving five vehicles on southbound Route 3 at Exit 5 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The accident involving one injury occurred during daylight hours under rainy conditions.

Common Causes of a Large Commercial Truck Collision

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics reveal that accidents involving large commercial and vehicles in America involve:

  • Delivering on Tight Schedules - The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reports that ten percent of all truckers feel under pressure working under tight delivery schedules, placing them in others at risk due to fatigue and overworking.
  • Distracted Driving - The trucker should never use their mobile phone, send text messages, or read their email while operating their commercial vehicle. Distracted driving could lead to severe harm or death.
  • Working While Sick - The ongoing demand to deliver goods and products on time because some truck drivers to operate their motor vehicle while sick, placing all sharing the roadway at risk of injury or wrongful death.
  • 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.
  • Drowsy Driving - Truck drivers should never operate their vehicles for long hours without taking breaks to minimize the potential of driving while tired.
  • Aggressive Behavior - Aggressive behavior by any driver involved in a crash could result in serious injuries or wrongful death of innocent drivers or passengers.

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, attorneys working on behalf of their clients can obtain monetary recovery because they were able to prove to the claim's adjuster or jury that the trucker and trucking company failed to maintain a safe environment for everyone on the road.

Filing Claims for Compensation in a Truck Crash-Related Personal Injury or Wrongful Death

Any victim has suffered an injury or lost a loved one because of a large commercial truck accident can file a lawsuit and seek damages from every party at fault. To ensure success, the victim must abide by Illinois tort laws when presenting a case for compensation. The process can be complicated. Sometimes, the injured victim will file a claim or lawsuit to recover all of their losses through negotiations with insurance companies or litigation in court to hold the trucking company responsible for damages.

A trucking accident lawsuit is a legal remedy for any injured victim to ensure they receive monetary compensation for their losses, including:

  • Hospital bills, medical costs, and expenses of rehab and therapies
  • Lost income due to missed work: Loss of earnings from a permanent or temporary disability (past, current, and future)
  • Rental vehicle costs while your damaged vehicle is under repair
  • Permanent or temporary loss of your vehicle
  • Emotional trauma and mental stress
  • Pain and suffering

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC can Make the Difference

The attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC will discuss the merits of your truck accident case if you suffered severe injuries or lost a loved one (wrongful death) by the reckless actions of a commercial vehicle driver. Our dedicated legal team will work on your family's behalf to develop a healthy strategy in fighting back against a large trucking company hoping to avoid legal responsibility (at fault) for the severe accident that resulted in injury or death.

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