The problem of incentivizing delivery schedules for truck drivers

On Behalf of | Jul 18, 2019 | Truck Accidents

It is amazing how quickly businesses can ship and deliver their products to consumers. Whether Massachusetts residents order straight from sellers or use third parties to locate and buy goods, those items can often be delivered to the buyers’ doors within a few days. While internet ordering has undoubtedly played a big role in speeding up the time it takes a business to receive a customer’s order, delivery companies have also stepped up their schedules to meet the demands of both sellers and buyers.

Delivery companies like UPS and FedEx work around the clock to ship, receive, and deliver packages throughout the nation. They may have workers hustling all hours of the day to ensure that the packages their vendors have prepared reach their destinations on schedule. It can also mean that truck drivers are pushed to their limits to deliver more packages in less time to keep up with demand.

Incentives and delivery schedules are factors that may contribute to truck accidents. When drivers are expected to meet strict quotas in terms of their deliveries, they may find ways to save time to make up for any delays they experience. Those time-saving tools may be driving too fast or too long without sleep, bending the rules of the road, and others.

A driver who has to push themselves to keep up with the demands of their job may make a dangerous and costly mistake at some point when they are at the wheel of their rig. That mistake may affect others, whose lives may be forever impacted by a devastating truck accident. Victims of these and other accidents may choose to seek counsel from dedicated personal injury attorneys.