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Memo To: Michael Spangler From: Landon Loggins, Traffic Manager Date: September 17, 2008 Re: Trucking Incident Report This memo identifies the four accidents in the past week and gives a full detailed summary. Four of our trucks have been in highway accidents. All of the accidents occurred in Texas. Only one driver was injured in the wreck but returned to work the following day. Also, only one accident involved another vehicle. I have rescheduled all of the shipments. After examining the trucks, our maintenance division traced all four of the accidents to the same brand of faulty tires, Firestone. Our insurance company is in an on-going lawsuit with the tire company. All four accidents occurred in different parts of the state. The following list contains the date and location of each incident, and more information about the accident is listed below: 1. Rockwall, TX (September 2, 2008) 2. Forney, TX (September 3, 2008) 3. Dallas, TX (September 4, 2008) 4. Coppell, TX (September 6, 2008) Talk about damage to cargo and trucks…(paragraph) Accident 1 All of the drivers were uninjured with the exception of one. Senior driver, Mark Adams, was involved in a wreck in Rockwall, TX. His truck blew a tire, and the blown tire caused the truck to flip over. The truck’s cargo contained the clothing for Old Navy, but none of the shipment was damaged. Some of the clothing fell out of the boxes and was repackaged the following day. Another truck finished the delivery on September 4th. The truck was totaled though. Acme underwriters has covered the accident, but our company was still liable for the $1,000 deductible. The deductible covered the cost of repairing the truck and repackaging supplies. Mr. Adams only had minor bumps and bruises, but nevertheless, he went to Lakepoint Hospital for a routine scan. Mr. Adams used his own medical plan to cover his bills, and the company suffered no extra money damages. He returned to work the following day. Accident 2 The second accident occurred in Forney, TX. Jeff Fowler’s truck Accident 3 Accident 4 The maintenance division of our company traced all four of the accidents to the same faulty tires. Fifteen other trucks were driving on the same brand of tires. I ordered the maintenance shop to go ahead and replace the rest of the faulty tires. All of the tires were replaced. The shop put the tires in our storage until further instructions have been given. Replacing the tires is only a small price to pay for future success of this company. Total Costs Deductibles for Acme Underwriters- $4,000 The company’s insurance company, Acme Underwriters, has filed suit with Firestone. They company wants full compensation on their losses. Since all of the trucks involved in the accident were outfitted with the same brand of tires, much evidence supports their case. Firestone has already offered a settlement for $400,000 which covers about ninety-five percent of the total losses. I filed suit as well and contacted our lawyer, Johnny Chang. Mr. Chang contacted the tire company and informed them of our pending suit. Firestone has acknowledged our suit and preparing to give a settlement offer by September 19th. The money received from the suit will help the company recover from its losses. Conclusion Sum it up Make feel good..
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