Dealing With a Swift Transportation Truck Accident
A truck accident can occur at any time, and the consequences are frequently disastrous. Even though only 4% of cars on the road are tractor-trailers and other commercial trucks, truck accidents result in approximately 11% of all traffic fatalities.
According to federal data, there were 15,902 Swift trucks in 2023 and 15,000 drivers. Swift trucks were involved in 876 road accidents. Swift drivers were caught in 1,828 unsafe driving violations.
Trucking accidents are more likely to result in fatalities and severe injuries. They have a higher chance of fatalities than auto accidents due to trucks’ size and weight.
Since trucks are heavier and larger than cars, there is a greater chance of serious injury or damage in an accident involving a truck. Compared to cars, trucks require a greater stopping distance. They are heavy vehicles that take longer to stop completely, which makes it difficult to avoid collisions, particularly in emergency situations.
Facts About Swift Trucking Operations
Swift Transportation specializes in trucking and offers logistics and transportation services. With a sizable fleet of vehicles, it provides truckload services to clients all over North America.
Swift Transportation offers various transportation services, including long-haul trucking, regional trucking, dedicated services, and intermodal transportation. It is involved in the transportation of various goods and commodities.
In 2017, Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc. was formed as a result of Swift Transportation merging with Knight Transportation. The combination made one of the biggest truckload carriers in the US, which was a huge step forward for the trucking sector.
Throughout its operation, Swift has been known for its vast fleet and wide geographic reach, catering to clients all over North America.
Common Causes of Swift Truck Accidents
Numerous factors can lead to truck accidents involving Swift Transportation or any other trucking company. Some common situations and unsafe driving violations that can lead to Swift Transportation truck accidents include: