Holiday FedEx Accident On The Busiest Delivery Day of the Year
With More Fedex and UPS Trucks Delivering On The Busiest Delivery Day of The Year, There Are Bound To Be Accidents
A FedEx accident had the nation buzzing on the busiest delivery day of the year when a FedEx delivery truck crashed on Monday morning. According to the accident report, the truck flipped and overturned, spilling packages across the highway. FedEx soon sent a second delivery truck to pick up the packages and sent them on their way, CNN reports. Truck crashes are much more likely to happen during this time of the year and especially on the busiest delivery day of the year with more trucks and trailers on the the nations roadways.
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According to CNN, December 15th is the busiest delivery day of the year for each holiday season for both shipping companies like FedEx and UPS as well as the U.S. Postal Service. According to data collected by CNN, the post office processes an estimated 650 million or more pieces of mail on December 15. This year, the postal service expects to send over 33 million more packages on December 15 than in 2013. FedEx told CNN that it expects to mail 26.6 million shipments December 15. The shipping giant expects to handle over 20 million packages each Monday in December.
Throughout the holiday season, the U.S. Postal service estimates that it sends nearly 13 billion letters, cards, and packages for the holiday season. FedEx expects to deliver nearly 300 million packages throughout the holiday season. Both the USPS and FedEx report higher delivery estimations for 2014 over 2013. In December, the USPS told CNN that it expects to deliver 585 million packages. According to CNN, Mondays are the busiest shipping days because packages build up over the weekend. Each shipping company hires thousands of extra workers to deliver packages by Christmas.
More deliveries mean more delivery trucks on icy, wet roadways, which contribute to an increase in holiday-related accidents. Today, a FedEx tractor trailer was involved in a dangerous accident in New Jersey when the truck flipped over, spilling packages along the highway. No injuries were reported, but the highway was closed for several hours. On December 10th, 5 tractor trailers collided, killing one passenger in New York. Accidents during peak delivery times only extends the time it takes to deliver packages and increases the risk that a package will be permanently lost. [7online.com/automotive/1-dead-in-sullivan-county-crash-involving-5-tractor-trailers-2-cars-/428502/, December 2014] [wlec.com/business-news/fedex-crash-in-nj-sends-packages-flying-10-days-before-christmas/, December 2014]
With a dramatic increase in package shipments during December, there are more delivery tractor trailers on the road than throughout the rest of the year. Your chances of getting into an accident with a UPS, Fedex, USPS, or other delivery tractor trailer is higher in December than any other time of year.
If you are involved in an accident with a tractor trailer, here is what you should do:
- Assess for injuries- either for yourself or other passengers.
- Move to the path of safety, if possible.
- Get any help necessary to clear the accident or address injuries. Report all accident facts to the police and paramedics.
- Contact the insurance agency and alert them about the accident.
- Collect the following information: data from all cars involved in the accident, information for all people involved in the accident, witness information, injury documentation, the description of the scene.
- Contact an Ohio tractor trailer accident attorney- you may be entitled to receive a settlement after an accident with a tractor trailer. Contact a qualified attorney as soon as possible to start the legal process.
Taking detailed and clear information after a tractor trailer accident is recommended. After which, you should contact a personal injury attorney to help with all paperwork and insurance interaction to ensure maximum protection after involvement in an accident with a tractor trailer or delivery vehicle.
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