April 23, 2024

The Crucial Steps After a Trucking Accident in the Supply Chain


Accidents are an unfortunate reality in the trucking industry, but preparedness can make all the difference. With a crash occurring every 15 minutes on average in the U.S., knowing the proper post-accident procedures is essential, especially as summer brings increased traffic. Immediate steps include contacting authorities, securing the scene, and collecting vital information. But the real work begins back at the office, where swift reporting to insurance can significantly impact future outcomes. Daniel Vega, director of safety at Reliance Partners, emphasizes the importance of thorough documentation, including dash camera footage and driver statements. He stresses the need for clear policies, training, and ongoing review to ensure everyone in the company is equipped to handle accidents effectively.

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