According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, tractor-trailer and large truck crashes resulted in nearly 4,000 deaths, and more than 104,000 injuries in the most recent year for which statistics are available, 2012. This shocking number of deaths and injuries, according to some, is due in part to businesses hiring what they contend are "independent contractor" drivers, instead of hiring and training employees as drivers.
A tractor-trailer driver was charged after a mother and her daughter were killed in a morning crash near Oxford, North Carolina. Tractor-trailer driver Mr. Green was arrested and charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle and a stop light violation. Mr. Green’s truck is owned by ECMD Inc., a North Wilkesboro-based building products firm.