Currently, there are more than 200,000 open truck driving jobs across the United States. Stricter Federal safety regulations are making these positions increasingly hard to fill. While these new trucking safety regulations should make for safer highways, the increased demand for trucks drivers leads to insufficient truck driver training.

In order to get more truckers on the road, trucking companies rush drivers through the training and licensing programs. Ill prepared drivers can lead to devastating, catastrophic consequences.

The basic criteria a truck driver must satisfy to operate a commercial tractor-trailer include:

  • Driver must be physically able to operate large commercial trucks
  • Driver must pass a background check
  • Driver must complete all training and licensing requirements

If you or someone you love has been involved in a trucking accident, establishing information that the driver was not properly trained and/or licensed can be instrumental to a personal injury case.

There are some tell-tale signs that indicate a truck driver has not been sufficiently trained:

  • Lack of documents showing certifications and licensing
  • No driving skill assessments on file
  • Driver made any/all of the following basic errors while operating the truck:
    • Did not navigate a curve or corner
    • Cargo not secured correctly
    • Lack of routine maintenance
    • Failed to have complete control of the vehicle

While trucking companies are required to follow certain laws, the number of untrained truck drivers on United States highways today are in the thousands.  If you were injured as the result of a truck driver’s lack of training, call me immediately at 1 (877) 944-4373. I will protect your rights and get you the compensation you deserve.

As your Ohio truck accident lawyer, I’ll be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®

Author: Tim Misny | For over 33 years, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in birth injurymedical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving “Cleveland, Akron/Canton, Columbus & Cincinnati, Ohio.” You can reach Tim by email at or call at 1 (877) 944-4373.


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Untrained Truck Drivers: What To Look Out For...
Serious truck accidents occur every day on US highways. Many truck accidents are due to improper truck driver training. This article contains important information to help your steer clear of improperly trained truck drivers. Know what signs to look out for to keep you and your family safe from harm.
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