Commercial vehicles like tractor-trailers require specialized knowledge in order to operate and drive safely. In the event a trucking company negligently hires its drivers, there’s an increased risk that an accident will happen.
Crashes involving commercial trucks are particularly dangerous for passenger vehicles because of the sheer size and weight difference between the two. It’s crucial for truckers to understand how best to operate their vehicles and how to avoid potentially dangerous situations. Before we look at the problems associated with negligent hiring, let’s take a look at what the typical qualifications are for a truck driver.