A recent study conducted by Glassdoor.com found that truck drivers, in conjunction with insurance agents and baristas, have experienced an increase in pay of nearly 6%. This is largely due to the fact that higher demand for online shopping has put more pressure on companies that deliver goods from e-commerce websites.
That means that there is a greater demand for drivers that’s ever pushing the rate up for truckers. Both the greater demand for truckers and the fact that they may experience further pay increases means there may be more new and inexperienced truck drivers on the road. When companies short change training and choosing the right employees in favor of meeting their bottom line and delivering on time, it may be pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists and motorists who pay the price in terms of serious vehicle accidents.
Upward pressure on wages is being seen for delivery drivers, warehouse associates and truck drivers because of online retail giants who have to meet an increasing demand for regular and reliable delivery. Consulting with an experienced attorney as soon as possible if you have recently been involved in a trucking accident is very important.
A trucking accident can lead to significant injuries or fatalities, and given the statute of limitations in California, you need to be able to take action quickly in order to protect yourself as soon as possible. No one should have to go through this experience alone, but a San Francisco trucking accident lawyer can help.