Commercial Trucking Tractor Trailer providers and 18 wheeler owner operators are prevelant on South Carolina highways and interstates. Some commercial trucking companies openly admit to taking a "Lean" approach to operations. As an undergraduate student at Clemson University, Attorney Travis A. Newton was recuited by a Fortune 500 Trucking and Logistics company where he was offered and later accepted a management position. Travis spent approximately three years in the commercial trucking industry receiving three promotions before eventually resigning to accept an academic scholoarship to The Appalachain School of Law. According to the United States Department of Labor, Workers in the trucking industry experienced the most fatalities of all occupations accounting for 12 percent of all worker deaths. About two thirds of fatally injured victims were involved in highway crashes. Truck drivers also had more non fatal injuries than workers in any other occupation.
According to NHTSA, in 2012, there were 3,921 people killed and 104,000 people injured in crashes involving large trucks (gross vehicle weight rating greater than 10,000 pounds) (Table 1). In the United States, 333,000 large trucks were involved in traffic crashes during 2012. Commerical Vehicle Injury Attorney Travis Newton understands the dangers associated with big rig, tractor trailer and commercial vehicle transportation. As a trucking industry manager Travis was trained in multiple areas of commercial vehicle safety. When safety regulations are ignored or neglected innocent people maybe hurt, permenantly disabled, and killed. If you or a family member has fallen victim to a commercial vehicle accident a free consultation with The Attorneys at Travis A. Newton Law P.A. may help you recover damages. Call us for a free consultation at (864) 965-9148.