FedEx Truck Accident Lawyers
Award-Winning Counsel for Your FedEx Crash Case
truck crash can result in devastating injuries – and that includes accidents
involving FedEx vehicles. Based out of Los Angeles, our nationwide truck
lawyers at Baum Hedlund have litigated several cases against FedEx and
successfully represented hundreds of people in trucking claims. If you
or someone in your family was in a FedEx truck accident, you need an experienced
accident attorney to pursue justice and obtain maximum compensation on
Contact us at (855) 948-5098 today for more information about how we can
help you pursue a FedEx truck accident claim!
About FedEx Corporation
FedEx Corporation is a multinational courier delivery company servicing
more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. On an average business
day, the company, based in Memphis, Tennessee, delivers more than 15 million
packages around the globe. FedEx is the second-largest courier company
in the U.S., trailing only UPS. In 2019, it reported revenue of roughly
Like other courier companies, FedEx places great importance on speed and
efficiency. Often under intense pressure to make scheduled deliveries
on time, FedEx truck drivers can find themselves in a rush to deliver
all the packages on their route. Unfortunately, the need for speed and
efficiency can come at the expense of safety, potentially causing car
crashes, SUV crashes, motorcycle accidents, and pedestrian accidents.
FedEx Truck Operations
FedEx Corporation consists of six operating companies:
- FedEx Express
- FedEx Ground
- FedEx Freight
- FedEx Services
- FedEx Logistics
- FedEx Office
Three of the above companies are responsible for shipping packages: FedEx
Express, FedEx Ground, and FedEx Freight. In total, all three utilize
roughly 180,000 delivery vehicles, including vans, box trucks, and tractor-trailers.
FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight only operate in North America.
FedEx Express: Crash Statistics
FedEx Express is the largest of the six companies, employing more than
240,000 team members. FedEx Express delivers roughly 6 million packages
every day through more than 650 airports. While FedEx Express is thought
of as the air segment of FedEx’s shipping system, the company also
utilizes over 85,000 ground delivery vehicles, including vans, box trucks,
and semi-trucks. According to government data, FedEx Express employs roughly
52,889 truck drivers.
Over a recent 24-month period, FedEx Express trucks were involved in 467
crashes. Of that total, 12 truck crashes were fatal and 151 caused injuries.
FedEx Ground Accident Statistics
FedEx Ground is the second-largest company in the FedEx system, employing
more than 150,000 people at about 600 facilities. The company moves more
than 9 million packages daily using more than 70,000 delivery vehicles,
including trucks. According to government data, FedEx Ground employs roughly
91,085 delivery truck drivers.
Over a recent 24-month period, FedEx Ground trucks were involved in 2,005
crashes. Of that total, 55 truck crashes were fatal and 650 caused injuries.
FedEx Freight Crash Incidents
FedEx Freight employs about 45,000 employees and is responsible for shipping
an estimated 110,000 packages every day. The company utilizes more than
25,000 delivery vehicles. According to government data, FedEx Freight
employs roughly 22,370 delivery truck drivers.
Over a recent 24-month period, FedEx Freight trucks were involved in 891
crashes, 26 fatal and 266 causing injuries.
Are FedEx Trucks Safe?
FedEx trucks are routinely involved in car accidents, motorcycle crashes,
and pedestrian accidents, some of which lead to injuries or even death.
According to FMCSA data, in 16,767 vehicle inspections of FedEx Express,
Ground, and Freight delivery vehicles, officials found 5,823 maintenance
FedEx truck drivers are trained to make sure they reach all the stops on
their routes on time to make deliveries. Occasionally, this focus on expediency
can lead to mistakes. According to FMCSA data, in 23,931 FedEx Express,
Ground, and Freight driver inspections, officials found 3,854 FedEx truck
drivers had unsafe driving violations.
Recent FedEx Truck Accidents
Mount Pleasant Township, Pennsylvania – A horrific collision between a FedEx semi-truck, two UPS 18-wheelers,
a tour bus, and a passenger vehicle left five people dead and dozens injured.
Los Angeles, California – On Jan. 16, 2018, three people were injured when a FedEx delivery
truck careened into the restaurant of the
Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel.
San Diego, California – On Sept. 26, 2017, a FedEx big rig and a Hyundai Elantra were
involved in a fatal crash in the
Otay Mesa area of San Diego that resulted in the FedEx truck driver’s death.
North Salt Lake, Utah – On Jan. 21, 2017, a FedEx truck accident resulted in injuries.
A commuter train collided with a FedEx tractor-trailer at a rail crossing.
Cabazon, California – On May 11, 2016, a FedEx tractor-trailer crash killed one person
and left others with injuries.
Our Experience Litigating FedEx Accident Claims
Many law firms market themselves as truck accident attorneys, but few have
the experience and proven track record to take on a major transportation
company like FedEx. Our firm has obtained justice on behalf of clients
in multiple cases against FedEx. In one example, our truck accident lawyers
at Baum Hedlund successfully resolved a wrongful death and several truck
injury cases arising from a April 10, 2014, accident in Orland, California,
between a FedEx truck and a tour bus.
In that case, a FedEx tractor-trailer driver veered out of the southbound
lanes of Interstate 5, crossed a median without any signs of braking or
other evasive actions, and crashed head-on into a chartered tour bus transporting
students from Southern California to Humboldt State University in Northern
California. Ten people on the bus died and more than thirty were injured
in the FedEx truck accident.
Additionally, our accident attorneys successfully handled other
personal injury and
wrongful death cases against FedEx Ground. Having obtained evidence that FedEx was hesitant
to provide, learning their corporate structure and safety claims in prior
cases, will enhance our ability to litigate against them in other cases
that may arise from their negligence.
Call (855) 948-5098 to schedule a free consultation.