Trucking Companies with the Most Accidents
According to data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the following trucking companies are among the most dangerous in the U.S. (by virtue of total crashes and safety violations).
UPS is the largest package delivery and supply chain management company in the world. Over a recent two-year period, UPS trucks were involved in 2,362 accidents (54 were fatal and 858 caused injuries). UPS ranks the highest among all U.S. courier service providers in accidents per year.
FedEx is the second-largest multinational courier delivery company in the U.S., providing service to more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. On an average business day, the company delivers more than 15 million packages around the world.
FedEx Ground, FedEx Freight, and FedEx Express trucks are involved in hundreds, if not thousands of truck crashes every year.
Our accident attorneys successfully resolved a wrongful death case and several truck injury cases arising from a crash between a FedEx truck and a tour bus in Orland, California. We also successfully investigated and litigated a wrongful death case against FedEx Ground after a delivery truck struck and killed a pedestrian in Olympia, Washington.
According to government data, J.B. Hunt received more than 7,000 citations for safety violations over a recent two-year span. During that time, J.B. Hunt trucks were involved in over 1,500 truck crashes. Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman has obtained justice and compensation on behalf of clients in litigation against J.B. Hunt.
XPO Logistics is one of the largest transportation and logistics companies in the world. Over a recent two-year stretch, XPO trucks were involved in nearly 1,000 truck accidents throughout the country. A Logistics company may own tractors of their own but also may broker jobs to other trucking companies. Our accident attorneys have investigated and litigated against XPO Logistics.
Swift Transportation merged with Knight Transportation in 2017 to form Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings, Inc. Knight-Swift is now the largest full-truckload carrier in the industry. Over a recent 24-month period, Knight-Swift trucks were cited by law enforcement more than 8,000 times for maintenance failures, and its commercial vehicle drivers were cited more than 3,000 times for unsafe driving violations. Our firm has obtained justice on behalf of clients in litigation against Swift Transportation.
Schneider National, Inc. is a transport company that provides truckload, intermodal, and logistics services throughout North America and China. It is one of the largest truck companies in the U.S.
Over a recent 24-month period, Schneider trucks were involved more than 900 crashes, including 22 fatal accident and 275 injury accidents. Our truck crash attorneys obtained justice on behalf of an Ohio family in a wrongful death lawsuit against Schneider National Carriers.
YRC Worldwide is a holding company for brands including Holland, HNRY Logistics, New Penn, Reddaway, and YRC Freight. According to FMCSA data, YRC subsidiaries are involved in hundreds of truck crashes every year.
Landstar System, Inc. provides integrated transportation management services in North America and around the globe. The company has been involved in a long list of horrible accidents, including a 2012 pedestrian accident that resulted in a lower leg amputation for a 19-year-old man. A lawsuit stemming from the accident proceeded to trial, and in the end, a jury awarded the victim more than $34 million in damages.
Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. is a large American shipping company that offers less-than-truckload shipping through regional and national service. This means that they may take a partial load from one location and then stop and collect other loads along the way. This sometimes results in loading errors that can cause the trailer to become dangerous and uncontrollable. According to the FMCSA, Old Dominion was involved in 721 motor vehicle crashes over a recent two-year period. Of those, 21 were fatal and 196 involved injuries.
TFI International is a multinational courier and cargo delivery service. The company and its subsidiaries operate 7,465 power units and 26,487 trailers. TFI commercial vehicles, either owned directly or through a subsidiary, are involved in hundreds of truck accidents on an annual basis.