If Being A Truck Driver Is So Dangerous, Why Would Anyone Consider This As A Career? Do Truck Drivers Have Certain Rights If The Trucking Accident Is Not Their Fault?
South Florida trucking jobs are tough, but stable. Broward County residents seeking employment might consider trucking for its secure income and job availability. Trucking naturally draws drivers of all ages and backgrounds. . According to the Truckers Report Guide of 2011, the truck driver salary ranges between $40-68,000 per year. In Florida, truck drivers make closer to $50,000. Since they are usually paid per mile, or per hour, most drivers tend to also get paid overtime. Trucking carriers also give considerable bonuses to their drivers for punctuality and safety. Drivers can also expect to receive fairly healthy insurance and retirement benefits.
While people in the trucking industry enjoy their independence, they also express high amounts of stress that comes from sitting in traffic, getting lost, and avoiding potential accidents. Other drivers object to the negative affects the trucking lifestyle takes on their families. Countless factors causing trucking accident fatalities seem to surround the lifestyle of the truck driver and truck manufacturer including: prescription drugs, speeding, fatigue, defective parts, distraction, and road rage.
If you have been in a Florida trucking accident, contact the Law Offices of David Benenfeld to find out what your legal rights are and how to receive help. Call: 954-807-1334 to meet with a skilled Broward County Trucking Accident Attorney.