All those who follow issues related to truck safety on the roads are aware that many of the same trucking companies are involved again and again in deadly road accidents. Lax driving standards, problematic employees, and unsafe practices are often trademarks of a certain few companies that continue to place all other drivers at risk.
An investigative team at TMJ News recently shed a spotlight on the dangerous practices of one Illinois trucking company following a devastating Illinois tractor-trailer accident.
A week and a half ago two individuals were killed in a semi crash on US Highway 41. Soon after, the trucking company involved in the crash was discovered to have committed a host of past safety violations. Drivers for the Illinois trucking company, P.F.A. Systems Inc., have compiled a staggering 28 safety violations in the past two years alone according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. The safety violations involve a wide range of troubling activities involving improper lane changes, following too closely, and speeding.
Those violations do not even count the 21 other drivers who were found to have violating fatigued driver regulations. The company required one driver to continue behind the wheel after 14 hours on duty. The company’s actions constitute flagrant behavior. The repeated negligence demonstrated by those violations leads to an inevitable truck accident. Unfortunately, two innocent other drivers were caught in the crosshairs this time.
No one deserves to suffer the debilitating effects so often caused by truck accidents. Our truck crash lawyers at Levin & Perconti are proud to work for the victims of these tragedies and their families. Please contact our attorneys if you have ever been harmed by the conduct of trucking companies like this that fail to take necessary precautions on the road.
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