The North American Trade Agreement is responsible for ushering in a high
truck traffic from Mexico through the United States, up into Canada and back again.
You can see these big rigs running on highways all across the country.
Many of these truck drivers must traverse long distances while on very
tight schedules. And as it turns out, Laredo, Texas is one of the busiest
crossing points along the border between the United States and Mexico.
In fact, statistics indicate that in 2015, Laredo was tops among all 26
ports of entry located at the border. In excess of 2 million trucks crossed
over using the Laredo port. To put this in perspective, the border port
in Otay Mesa, California, had the second highest volume of truck traffic
with over 800,000 trucks crossing into the U.S.
Of course, motorists in Laredo are likely well aware of the potential hazards
presented by this high rate of truck traffic. Trucks that move cargo such
long distances endure a lot of wear and tear. And if the drivers or their
companies fail to properly maintain these vehicles, they may not be roadworthy.
A truck with worn out brakes or balding tires could be a serious accident
just waiting to happen.
Likewise, drivers who must stay on the road for such long stretches could
suffer the symptoms of fatigue. And as we know, if a drowsy truck driver
should nod off behind the wheel for mere seconds, the results could be
If you have been involved in a truck accident in or around Laredo, you
might want to
contact an attorney. This is especially true if you or someone you love suffered injuries
in the accident. An experienced attorney could help handle your claim
so you can begin your recovery.