It’s that time of year again. As the countdown begins for the season of festivity, temperatures drop, stringed lights go up, and--for most holiday shoppers--packages appear on doorsteps and in mailboxes, waiting to be carefully gift wrapped for its recipient. Although it is an exciting time to spread holiday cheer to loved ones, the clatter of gift-giving does come at a cost.
While most of us focus on spending time with family and friends, seldom do we realize the toll it takes on others to deliver our precious gifts with convenience. Unfortunately, as shipping activity skyrockets during the holiday season, so does the risk of trucking accidents as drivers are burdened with fatigue, tight delivery deadlines, and increased road traffic.