Navigating the Risks: How Increased Trucking Traffic at the Port of Savannah Impacts Road Safety

As a personal injury law firm based in Savannah, Georgia, Bowen Painter, LLC, is deeply committed to advocating for those injured in trucking accidents. The rise in trucking traffic at the Port of Savannah has brought economic prosperity to our region but has also resulted in a concerning increase in truck-related wrecks on our roads and highways.


The Georgia Ports Authority reported a record-breaking 5.2 million twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) handled at the Port of Savannah in 2021. This surge in cargo volume has translated to a significant increase in the number of trucks transporting goods to and from the port, contributing to congestion and safety challenges on our roadways.


Despite efforts to improve safety, data from the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) indicates a rise in truck-related accidents in the vicinity of the Port of Savannah. These accidents often result in serious injuries and fatalities, impacting individuals and families in our community.


Driver fatigue is a leading factor in truck-related accidents, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The pressure to meet demanding delivery schedules can lead to tiredness and impaired driving, putting everyone on the road at risk.


Infrastructure challenges also play a role in these accidents. The roads around the Port of Savannah were not designed to handle the current volume of truck traffic, leading to congestion and confusion for drivers. Infrastructure improvements, such as road widening projects and intersection enhancements, are essential to improving safety and reducing accidents in the area.


At Bowen Painter, LLC, we understand the devastating impact trucking accidents can have on individuals and families. Our experienced team is dedicated to helping victims of truck-related wrecks pursue justice and fair compensation for their injuries.


If you or a loved one has been injured in a trucking accident, please contact Bowen Painter, LLC, for a free consultation. Together, we can work to hold negligent parties accountable and make our roads safer for everyone.