A recent study identified that among other employees such as baristas, truckers are seeing bigger paychecks than ever. This could encourage more people to jump into the trucking industry. The study from Glassdoor showed that truckers’ pay climbed by 5.7% over the course of the year. This showed a better pay trajectory when compared with loan officers, attorneys, and field engineers. Higher truck pay could lead to more accidents and makes it all the more important to conduct a thorough investigation after a wreck to figure out whether a trucker could be found liable.
The base salary for truck drivers is $52,079, which is nearly a 6% increase from what they brought in one year ago. They are tied with insurance agents and baristas for the fastest annual growth. This increased demand for online retail is putting more pressure on wages for employees such as truck drivers, warehouse associates, and delivery drivers. What this means for people on the roads is that accidents may be more likely because more truck drivers and inexperienced truck drivers are now operating dangerous commercial vehicles.
With the pressure to deliver on time in combination with the regulations that should limit how long truck drivers are behind the wheel and the amount of sleep they are supposed to get, it is important to remember that if you are involved in a vehicle accident with a truck driver, you need to consult with an experienced attorney as soon as possible to discuss your rights. Being involved in a trucking accident often comes with catastrophic injuries that can change your life.