Our Glen Larson Law Injury Attorneys delivery vehicle accident lawyers in Midland have witnessed the increase of delivery vehicle traffic everywhere throughout Texas, including interstates and city streets and in our own neighborhoods.

The reality is, FedEx, UPS, Amazon, and independent delivery companies are hiring in record numbers, creating a significant rise in the number of large trucks and vans traveling our Texas roads distributing packages beginning early in the day and well into the night.

As online shopping supply and demand including purchases for everything from household goods and gifts to groceries and office supplies continue to rise well after the pandemic boosted sales over 40% in a single year, delivery vehicles are becoming a fixture on every corner of Midland.

With the increase in trucks comes a rise in driver demand, which can lead to companies cutting corners during the hiring process and putting inexperienced drivers behind the wheels of these large vehicles.  This negligent hiring combined with the demand to deliver more packages in less time is a recipe for disaster.

Unfortunately, meeting tight delivery deadlines is not the only challenge these drivers face, as many are operating delivery trucks and vans with little company oversight.  As a result, our communities are vulnerable to accidents caused by negligent hiring, training, and management practices by companies such as Amazon, UPS, and FedEx.

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a collision with a delivery vehicle in Midland Texas, our skilled personal injury lawyers in Midland will help you hold the negligent party — or combination of parties — liable for your financial and physical recovery.

Call 432-226-6500 today. There is never a charge to talk to an attorney. We stand ready.

Growth in Online Shopping Means More Delivery Trucks and Potentially More Inexperienced Drivers in Midland

As eCommerce continues to grow in Texas and throughout the country, many companies are shifting their business models to include shipping options that consumers have grown to count on for nearly all their personal and professional delivery needs.

Like most industries, companies like UPS, FedEx, and Amazon that rely on delivery drivers for their growth and profit are having trouble hiring and retaining experienced vehicle operators who can fulfill the supply necessary to satisfy the demand.

With fewer experienced drivers filling these positions, UPS, FedEx, Amazon, and the independent delivery companies that are picking up the overflow from these large companies are transforming their fleets into vehicles that do not require a Commercial Driver’s License.

This strategy is two-fold. First, it eliminates the necessity for difficult and time-consuming training and qualified exam endorsements from the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles. Next, it allows nearly anyone with a driver’s license and passable driving record to get behind the wheel of large delivery trucks, placing profits over safety and putting other drivers in danger.

Who Can Be Held Liable for Delivery Vehicle Accidents in Midland, Texas?

Negligence comes in many forms in the package delivery industry, and depending on the circumstances of the crash, the liable party may be the company — including UPS, FedEx, Amazon, or an independent service, the negligent driver, or another third party.

Common causes of delivery vehicle collisions in Midland include:

  • Improper Driver Training
  • Negligent Driver Screening
  • Lack of Vehicle Knowledge and Experience
  • Inadequate Supervision of Delivery Truck Drivers
  • Negligent Corporate Driver Retention
  • Poor Vehicle Maintenance
  • Impaired Driving
  • Distracted Driving
  • Improperly Loaded Freight/Cargo
  • Speeding
  • Drivers Failing to Comply with State and Federal Safety Regulations
  • Sudden Stops
  • Left Turns Against Traffic
  • Use of Corporate Issued Electronic Devices Behind the Wheel
  • Failing to Use the Parking Brake

With fewer drivers available to fill the necessary positions, UPS, FedEx, Amazon, and independent delivery companies often promote driver incentive-based compensation to do more in less time, which causes negligence and danger on our roads.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a delivery vehicle accident in Midland, Texas, we will review your case during a free consultation with our skilled team of Midland personal injury attorneys.  We will determine which person, party, or combination of parties are responsible for your compensation and justice.

Call 432-226-6500 There is never a charge to talk to an attorney. We stand ready.

Contact Our Experienced Delivery Vehicle Accident Attorneys in Midland Today

Pursuing a negligent delivery driver, their employer, or both for financial compensation requires a skilled team of Midland personal injury attorneys to combat their huge corporate resources and uncover the proper evidence to prove your injuries or the loss of your loved one was caused by one of their drivers.

Our aggressive and experienced Midland delivery vehicle accident attorneys have the legal expertise you need to hold the driver, corporation, and their insurance company liable for your physical and financial recovery needs.

Call us today at 432-226-6500 to learn how we can help you uncover each resource available to make you whole again.

Glen Larson Law Injury Attorneys stands ready to provide you with dedicated, driven results.