How Do Crashes with Crete Carrier Corp. 18-Wheelers Work?
One of the first thing anyone notices when they look at Crete Carrier Corp. is the company's commitment to safety. Whether it is tire pressure monitoring, in cab surveillance, or anti-collision technologies, if it improves safety, Crete Carrier Corp. trucks have it.
The flip side of this technology is that as more and more of it is deployed, the likelihood of a factor other than driver error causing a crash decreases. So while the total number of crashes may decline, those that do occur are more likely to have been the result of a Crete Carrier driver doing something inappropriate behind the wheel, resulting in another driver's injuries or death.
Most people might feel that with so much technology in the truck, it should be relatively easy to hold Crete Carrier drivers accountable for any crashes that they cause. However, this neglects to consider that all of the video, data, and other evidence in a Crete Carrier Corp. truck belongs to the trucking company. There isn't an outfit around that hands over damning evidence just because a victim or family member requests it. That's where Grossman Law Offices steps in.
Questions answered on this page:
- What is Crete Carrier Corp.
- How many crashes have Crete Carrier Corp. drivers been involved in over the past 2 years?
- How can technology be both an asset in a headache in a commercial truck accident case?
On Overview of Crete Carrier Corp.
Operating out of Lincoln, Nebraska, Crete Carrier Corporation is the nation's 35th largest trucking company. The company hauls fully loaded trailers, refrigerated cargo, and also specializes in flatbed loads. Crete Carrier Corp. generates a bit more than $1 billion in annual revenue.
To accomplish all of this, Crete Carrier deploys a fleet of 5,180 trucks and employs 5,327 drivers. In 2017, these drivers hauled their loads more than 586 million miles.
Over the past 2 years, Crete Carrier Corp. trucks have been involved in 533 crashes according to federal government statistics. Of that total, 17 resulted in at least one person losing their life, while another 141 left at least one person injured. In the interest of fairness, these numbers don't account for fault in the crashes. That means if a Crete truck was involved in the crash, even if it wasn't at fault, it is included in the numbers.
So while it would be unfair to think that Crete Carrier Corp. is responsible for all of these crashes, it would be equally irresponsible to think that their drivers were just in the wrong place, at the wrong time, 533 times.
Electronic Evidence Can Help Prove a Driver Screwed Up...if You Can Get it
As previously mentioned, Crete Carriers is one of the industry leaders in employing technology to improve the safety of its fleet. When companies employ safety technology and it does its job, the resulting decrease in crashes can save the company considerable amounts of money.
Generally, technology accomplishes the goal of reducing crashes by alerting the company to issues in a more timely manner. If a driver is playing on their phone, in-cab monitoring allows the company to see that something dangerous is going on and take corrective measures. Similarly, tire pressure monitors alert drivers (and the company) that an issue is about to arise. In theory, this means the company can fix a problem before anyone gets hurt.
How does any of this help injury victims or those who have lost a loved one? The answer is quite simple. Every piece of technology leaves behind evidence. It's one thing to go through cell phone tower records to see that a driver was on looking at YouTube when a crash occurred, but it's quite another to have in-cab video that shows the driver screwing around on their phone.
At the same time, warning technologies, such as tire pressure monitors, only alert drivers to an issue. They can't make the driver stop to resolve the issue. So while these systems might show that the tire pressure is low, they can't make the driver fix the problem. Too often, these issues are ignored and end up leading to a crash.
The more technology a trucking company employs, the more of a trail they leave behind. While all of this information is vitally important to crash victims, there is nothing that compels trucking companies to just hand over this potentially damning information, short of a court order. And if the company has video of a driver messing around on his phone at the time of the crash, what are the odds they're going to voluntarily give that to the victims or their family?
That's where Grossman Law Offices can help. Our attorneys know how to make sure that the trucking companies preserve electronic evidence and hand it over to victims. This empowers victims to hold a trucking company accountable for any deaths or injuries that their careless driving causes.
The Commercial Truck Accident Attorneys at Grossman Law Offices Can Help
The trucking industry has changed drastically over the last 3 decades, and Grossman Law Offices has been there the whole time, keeping on top of how those changes affect those who've been injured or lost a loved one to trucking company carelessness. Whether through the latest in investigative techniques or the most innovative legal strategies, Grossman Law Offices has learned the best path to victory by successfully resolving hundreds of commercial truck accident cases. We put all that experience and know-how to work helping our clients.
If you were injured or lost a loved in a crash with a Crete Carrier Corp. truck and want to learn how we can help you hold them accountable, call us at (855) 326-0000 (toll free). All consultations are free and confidential.
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