Attorneys For People Injured In Accidents With Ryder Logistics Trucks
Ryder Integrated Logistics operates out of Miami, Florida and provides shipping solutions all across northern America. Through the combination of truck drivers, large commercial vehicles, routing, fleet maintenance management and ongoing scheduling, the company offers transportation solutions for businesses not wanting to invest in their own shipping fleet.
The company offers a turnkey solution for businesses interested in having ongoing access to truck drivers and their vehicles. Leasing commercial trucks staffed with drivers allows businesses to adapt to any change in shipping demands and focus on generating profits without the need of worrying about fluctuating delivery needs.
Ryder Integrated Logistics manages over 650 different dedicated fleets in the United States and Canada. They offer a variety of trucking solutions by providing specialized equipment, complex routes and specific product handling needs. The company provides an easy solution for businesses wanting to be in charge of their shipping, without taking on the considerable expense of maintaining safety programs, fleet maintenance, driver management, route design and licensing.
As of early 2014, the company employs more than 6900 drivers operating over 4200 vehicles. Businesses enjoy outsourcing all of their logistic complexities and transportation requirements to Ryder Integrated Logistics as a way to run their own businesses through a safe and financially lean process.
SAFER Statistics For Ryder Fleet Trucks
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) under the U.S. DOT maintains safety and fitness records on all trucking companies transporting goods and products throughout the United States. The SAFER (Safety and Fitness Electronic Records) system compiles safety statistics and profiles on truckers and trucking businesses.
Within the last 24 months, drivers operating Ryder Integrated Logistics fleet trucks have been involved in 232 accidents. These crashes have involved 74 injuries and seven fatalities. In addition to maintaining the statistics, the Department of Transportation routinely inspects vehicles and drivers.
During the same period, 440 of the 4251 trucks managed by Ryder Integrated Logistics were taken out of service following an inspection. This statistic represents 10.4 percent of the total number of vehicles in the fleet. However, this number is approximately half of the 20.72 percent national average of all trucks removed from the roadways.
Also, DOT inspectors also removed 118 of the 6908 drivers working for Ryder Integrated Logistics, or 1.7 percent of all their truckers. This number is far less than the 5.51 percent average across the nation of drivers removed from their duties after inspection.
Possible Causes of Ryder Truck Crashes
The truck driving business often places heavy demands on drivers working on tight schedules and harsh delivery constraints. Attempting to get the load delivered on time can make drivers tense, irritable, tired and fatigued. As a result, many make dangerous driving decisions on the roadways, placing other motorists and their co-workers at risk.
Other factors often involved in serious truck accidents include driving while impaired (alcohol and drugs), mechanical failure due to defective parts (worn tires, failing brake pads), excessive speed, improper cargo loading, shifting cargo during transport, overweight vehicles and reckless driving.
Serious Injuries Sustained By People In Semi-Truck Crashes
Often, it is impossible for other motorists on the road to detect when a large commercial truck operator is negligent behind the wheel, or the vehicle is about to experience mechanical failure. Without the ability to avoid the large commercial vehicle, victims involved in a Ryder Integrated Logistics truck accident often sustain severe injuries and lifelong disabilities. Many of these injuries include:
- Burning or scarring
- Spinal cord injury
- Traumatic brain injuries and head injuries
- Injuries to bones, neck, back, muscle, and joints
- Permanent disabilities
- Wrongful death
Hiring an Attorney To Represent You For An Injury Claim Arising Out Of A Ryder Truck Accident
Because of the extensive injuries and wrongful death that occurs in a catastrophic Ryder Integrated Logistics truck accident, many victims face huge medical expenses, lost earnings from missed work, substantial damage to their vehicle, emotional and mental anguish, disfigurement, permanent disabilities, suffering, and pain. Often, their only course of action is to seek financial recompense by hiring a skilled attorney that specializes in large truck accidents.
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers provide legal representation to victims hurt in catastrophic trucking accidents. The highly seasoned trucking attorneys have years of experience in litigation and negotiation with national trucking companies and their insurers. They accept personal injury cases on contingency and are paid only after obtaining monetary compensation for their client. Contact the law firm at (888) 424-5757 for a free initial consultation to discuss the case.