Truckers are a vital part of the U.S. economy, especially with more Americans staying home and ordering supplies online. With that said, substance abuse is a big problem among drivers. It not only puts their lives in danger but also others around them. Ted Babbitt, Florida personal injury lawyer, wrote an article for the Palm Beach Post titled, Substance Abuse is Still Prevalent Among Truck Drivers.
Here are a few statistics mentioned in the article on truck drivers using substances on the job:
- Some truck drivers admitted to taking amphetamines to ensure they meet their delivery deadlines.
- Often truck drivers fail or refuse to take a drug test.
- Drug abuse is more common among truck drivers than the general public.
- Binge drinking is also a problem among truck drives.
To read Ted’s full article on truck drivers and substance abuse, click here.
In the event you or a loved one are involved in an accident with a truck and suspect substance use to be at play, contact our Florida truck accident attorneys to schedule a free consultation where you can speak with an attorney and get your questions answered.