Trucking companies around America offer their employees driving schools to instruct them the way they wish their drivers to perform. These lessons will give the drivers all the tools they need to receive their commercial truck driver’s license. However, many of these truck drivers seem to be taking these classes too lightly and are ill-prepared to tow a fully loaded, 80,000-pound truck when it comes time to enter our roadways alone.
Each year, semitrucks account for 130,000 accidents, while 98% of these accidents result in death. Although, truck drivers are required to possess specific skills for roadway and highway driving, the new drivers simply lack the experience necessary to operate these vehicles safely.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a Connecticut truck accident due to the negligent actions of another individual, you could be entitled to compensation for your losses and damages. Our attorneys believe that these negligent individuals should be held accountable for their actions in the court of law.
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Facts About Inexperienced Truck Drivers
As Connecticut is located so close to New York, we have many commercial trucks traveling through our state to deliver goods. Unfortunately, a higher volume of truck traffic accompanies a higher number of trucking accidents as well. When an inexperienced driver gets behind the wheel of one of these huge trucks carrying thousands of pounds of goods, and combined with high traffic, the chances of being involved in an accident greatly increases.
The Department of Transportation enforces extremely strict rules and regulations when testing and training new drivers going through the process of obtaining their commercial driver’s license. Alternatively, drivers are now able to obtain their commercial driver’s license through their trucking company. This poses problems in that these courses are often not as strict as the courses provided directly from the Department of Transportation, thus sending lesser trained drivers into our roadways before they are ready.
Commercial truck drivers are required to possess great knowledge of specific laws of operating a truck in the United States. These drivers must demonstrate their ability to be able to adjust to different situations such as driving in construction zones, bad weather, heavy traffic and other conditions.
Some Connecticut truck driving schools include:
|Company||City Location||Primary Contact Phone|
|Allstate Commercial Driver Training School||Seymour||(800) 246-9567|
|A.B. Training Center LLC||Waterford||(866) 354-4048|
|New England Tractor Trailer Training School||Somers||(860) 749-0711|
|New England Tractor Trailer Training School||Barnum||(203) 368-9069|
|Lincoln Technology Institute||East Windsor||(860) 688-3353|
|A Better Connecticut Driver||Newington||(860) 667-7228|
|Affordable CDL Training School||Colchester||(860) 537-8235|
Truckers who take CDL classes such as these can prevent accidents and gain useful experience. These classes provide skills and knowledge to allow drivers to operate these large trucks more efficiently. However, if you have been injured in an accident by a driver with inadequate driving skills, you may be entitled to compensation for damages.
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Common Inexperienced Truck Driver Accidents
Many truck accidents occur due to the result of inexperienced truck drivers. It is common for these accidents to cause serious accidents to those involved because of the large size differential. Of course, the size of the vehicle does not always determine how the accident will occur; there are a number of different factors that can cause accidents.
Some common types of truck accidents include:
- Jackknife accidents
- Driving while intoxicated
- Excessive speeding
- Inadequately trained drivers
- Failing to check blind spots
- Rollover accidents
- Rear-end collisions
- Brake failure
- Underride accidents
As truck drivers along with passenger vehicle drivers learn how to avoid accidents with trucks, our roadways will become a safer and more enjoyable place to drive. If you are interested in learning more about ways to avoid truck accidents, we welcome you to complete the Free Case Evaluation form on this page.
Contact An Experienced Connecticut Truck Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident with an inexperienced truck driver, it is imperative the victim seeks legal guidance from an experienced attorney. Using the services of an experienced attorney can aid in achieving the maximum compensation for your losses and damages.
At Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, we are dedicated to assisting injury victims receive the justice they deserve in the court of law. We have offices in New Haven, Bridgeport, Hartford, Waterbury and New London, and serve clients throughout Connecticut.
To learn more about how our attorneys can help you during your time of need, or to schedule a free no-obligation consultation, contact us at 800-PERKINS today and a member of our intake team will obtain the details from your truck accident and connect you with one of our experienced truck accident lawyers. Begin now by filling out our Free Case Evaluation form on this page – it’s that easy.