Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Maryland Trucking Accident Lawyers: Holiday Shipping Increases Risk of Truck Accidents

Retailers across the country are gearing up for the busy holiday shopping season. That means that more shipping trucks will be on the roads delivering food, toys, decorations and other items stores need to keep their shelves stocked for the holidays. Online shopping is another reason for increased truck traffic. This year, FedEx alone says it will ship a record 317 million packages between Black Friday and Christmas Eve, up 12.4% from last year. But with more truck traffic on the road comes an increased risk for trucking accidents. Primary reasons for this include: Holiday traffic – As the holidays approach, more people take to the road to visit with family and friends, attend holiday parties and shop for gifts. Holiday travelers tend to drive longer distances, which could increase the risk of a drowsy driving car accident. Drunk driving is also a major concern and a leading factor in fatal accidents during the holiday season. Tight deadlines – With the widespread use of two-day a

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